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Zachary Leonsis

Monumental Sports Network

Zach Leonsis is vice president and general manager of Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-itskind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms. In 2016, Leonsis led the
transformation of Monumental Sports Network -- co-owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment and NBC Sports Group -- from an ad-based blogging platform into a direct-to-fan service content

Monumental Sports Network is capable of processing new-age subscription bundles that include hundreds of live games across multiple leagues, original on-demand programming, exclusive
merchandise and unique subscriber-only events and experiences.

Leonsis manages Monumental’s media rights relationship with CSN
Mid-Atlantic, which has local exclusive television broadcasting rights to the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, and represents MSE on CSN’s board of directors.

After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of
Pennsylvania in 2011, Leonsis received his MBA from Georgetown
University’s McDonough School of Business and is a founding member of the Georgetown Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. He recently received an appointment to serve on Virginia’s Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism and is involved in a variety of nonprofit and charitable activities in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia communities.

The Washington Business Journal recognized Leonsis in its “40 Under 40” list and he has been lauded for his ongoing philanthropy, receiving the Street Soccer USA’s Youth Service Award and the McLean Rotary Club’s Youth Service Award.

Leonsis recently joined the board of the Anacostia Waterfront Trust in Washington to revitalize one of the city’s most treasured rivers and also assisted in securing the Wizards’ upcoming practice
facility in D.C.’s Ward 8.

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