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Frank Bennack is executive vice chairman and former CEO of Hearst, a leading global media, information and services company with more than 20,000 employees and 360-plus businesses. During Bennack’s tenure as CEO, he directed the company through an unprecedented period of growth from when he began his first tenure as CEO in 1979 through June 2013 when he stepped down increasing revenues 14 times and growing earnings more than 30 times. He is also chairman of the company’s Executive Committee, a director of Hearst, and a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust. In addition, he sits on a number of corporate committees and the Hearst Foundations Boards, where he has served for more than 25 years. Bennack is currently a director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is chairman of Hearst Magazines UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. Bennack is also a governor and former chairman of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its Healthcare System, a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, chairman emeritus of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and chairman of The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio).