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Michael P. Warsaw
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Michael P. Warsaw

Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world's largest religious media network based in Irondale, Alabama, USA. Using all facets of technology, EWTN's global reach includes eleven television networks, shortwave, satellite and AM/FM radio services, online and digital media services, news and publishing.

Mr. Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He was named President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. In that capacity he oversees the Network's strategic direction and mission around the world.

Mr. Warsaw is a member of the board of EWTN and serves as chief executive or managing director of EWTN's affiliate organizations both domestically and internationally. With the Network's 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.

Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. While there he first held the post of Assistant Director of Liturgy and later established the Basilica's Department of Communications, serving as its first Director.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Distance University and the Board of Directors of the Catholic Leadership Conference. He is also a member of Legatus.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Warsaw completed undergraduate studies in religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he also did graduate work in the field of Liturgical Studies.

Mr. Warsaw resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.

  Doug Keck
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Doug Keck

Doug Keck, EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer, is an award-winning TV and Radio executive with over 35 years of major market and national broadcasting / cable network experience. He is directly responsible for the strategic operations of EWTN's 15 TV / Radio networks, broadcasting in four languages and reaching more than 230 million homes worldwide. He is also the creator / host of EWTN Bookmark, which began airing nationally on Radio and TV in 1998. Prior to his arrival at EWTN, he had served in senior level media positions with AMC Networks / Rainbow-NBC, Cablevision, and various regional sports and news networks. During his career, he has been involved in the development and launch of more than 25 international, national and regional television networks, including AMC, Bravo, IFC and CNBC.

         
Colin Donovan
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Colin Donovan

Colin Donovan, Vice President of Theology, is one of the hosts of the EWTN’s daily radio show, “Open Line,” an on-air question and answer forum. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, with a specialization in moral theology, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Prior to coming to EWTN in 1995, he taught Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. He also holds a BTh from the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC, Canada and a BA in Biological Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

  Chris Wegemer
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Chris Wegemer

Chris Wegemer, Vice President of Marketing, joined EWTN in 1990, after nearly a decade of executive experience managing cable television companies now owned by industry leaders Time Warner and Comcast. He supervises the multinational team of EWTN representatives responsible for expanding EWTN’s television and radio distribution worldwide, coordinating the volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses, lay organizations, industry leaders and over 5,000 affiliated TV and radio stations carrying EWTN in 144 countries and territories. He graduated from Borromeo College Seminary in Ohio with a B. A. in Philosophy and completed his Master’s Degree in Media Administration at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

         
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Joe O'Farrell

Joe O'Farrell, Vice President for Mission Advancement joined EWTN in 2013. As the chief development officer for EWTN Joe is responsible for all planning, coordination, and implementation of fundraising activities for the Network. Most recently he served as Director of Programs and Development for the Cox Family Enterprise Center at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. With nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership Joe has led multi-million dollar development efforts with several large Catholic organizations. Additionally Joe has held staff and leadership roles in four presidential campaigns, advised several candidates on Catholic strategy and served a deputy press secretary to the former Governor of Georgia. A graduate of Bradford College in Haverhill, Massachusetts Joe earned a B.A. in American Literature and American History in 1992.

  Lisa Gould
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Lisa Gould

Lisa Gould, Vice President of Viewer Services, has been a member of the EWTN Family for 14 years – even using her beautiful singing voice as a guest vocalist on EWTN’s “Backstage” musical program. A graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, she formerly taught Theology at Holy Name High School in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also the recipient of an Eagle of the Cross award from the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry for witnessing her faith by exhibiting Catholic morals and integrity within her parish, school, and community.

         
Enrique Duprat

Enrique Duprat

Enrique Duprat serves as EWTN's Vice President of Spanish Language Production and Marketing, a position he says is a testament to the importance of the growing Catholic Hispanic population in both the United States and around the world.

Although he was born in Miami, Duprat spent much of his life in Caracas, Venezuela where he worked as a Creative Director at top advertising agencies in Latin America and, later, the United States.

Fifteen years ago, he walked away from those agencies where he was making "good money" to come to non-profit EWTN. Duprat was instrumental to the success of the start-up and launch of EWTN Español and EWTN El Canal Católíco, both of which offer round the clock Spanish-language programming to the U.S., Latin America, and Spain.

Duprat says that while the change in careers was difficult, he looks back fondly on the transition. "I used to produce advertising spots to sell good products," he says, "but now I help promote the best product in the world!"

He currently resides in Alabama with his wife of 18 years, Katherine, and their two children.

  Peter Gagnon

Peter Gagnon

As Vice President of Programming and Production, Peter Gagnon has management responsibilities over all of the Network's program scheduling, promotion and production activities, in addition to EWTN's Washington, D.C.-based news operations.

This Maine native and graduate of the University of Maine moved to Alabama in 1993. He has worked at EWTN for more than two decades in a variety of positions, from coordination of Spanish-language translations during the launch of EWTN's first 24-hour Spanish language channel to Director of Programming & Production.

Gagnon and his wife, Sharon, were married in 1999 and have six children: Nathanial, Zachary, Grace Marie, Matthew, William, and Luke.

         
John B. Manos

John B. Manos

Vice President and General Counsel John B. Manos has been advising EWTN on legal matters since 2007. He also serves as Corporate Secretary for the Network.

A Cincinnati native with a degree in chemical engineering, Manos first worked for EWTN in the late 90s as Corporate Director of Safety before leaving to attend the inaugural class at Ave Maria School of Law. He was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Michigan after graduation in 2003. Since then, Manos has distinguished himself by clerking for Justice Donald C. Wintersheimer of the Kentucky Supreme Court, and then later as Michigan's Assistant Attorney General before finally returning to EWTN in 2007.

In addition to his duties at the Network, Manos serves on the parish council of St. George-Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in Birmingham, and is a board member of his Homeowners Association, and for the nonprofit, Bellarmine Forum.