Maury McIntyre has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, the group announced Tuesday. McIntyre will take the place of former president Lucy Hood, who died in early April.
McIntyre joined the Academy, which hands out the Emmy Awards, in March 2013 as its vice president of digital. He is responsible for the Academy’s increased digital presence, including its distribution partnership with Yahoo. He has also worked toward online voting for the Primetime Emmys.
“Maury is a dynamic executive whose vision and experience has helped propel the Academy into the future,” said Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Equally important, Maury stepped up during a very difficult time for the Academy to not only lead the staff, but ensure that our membership and organization continued business as usual.”
As President and COO, McIntyre will oversee Academy staff along with the day- to-day activities of the organization. He will report to Rosenblum and Foundation Chairman Jerry Petry.
McIntyre will also continue to focus on the Academy’s digital strategy, as well as initiatives like a new media center and an Academy Foundation endowment.
Before joining the Academy, McIntyre was vice president of programming and editorial for Disney Interactive, where he oversaw content and development for more than 60 sites. He also held leadership roles at Tokyopop and Twentieth Century Fox.
McIntyre is an award-winning composer with an MFA in Performing Arts Management from the California Institute of the Arts. He also earned his Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin.