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Bill O’Dowd

Chief Executive Officer Dolphin Entertainment
Coral Gables, Florida
Member United Way Worldwide Leadership Council

Bill O’Dowd, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dolphin Entertainment has over a decade of experience in the digital media and entertainment industries. Mr. O’Dowd founded Dolphin Entertainment in 1996, one of the leading children’s entertainment companies in the world, with Executive Producer credits on Nickelodeon’s hit shows “Zoey 101” (Primetime Emmy-Award nominated) and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” as well as Nickelodeon’s first ever musical “Spectacular.”

In 2009, Mr. O'Dowd was the Keynote Speaker at "What Teens Want" conference, which is the leading teen media conference in North America and is sponsored by Adweek, Brandweek, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Nielsen Company. His desire to provide quality content for kids helped trigger his passion for keeping children safe online as well, which has led to his numerous speaking engagements on educating people about how to protect children on the internet.  In June 2008, Dolphin Digital Media was formed to help further this mission. 

Mr. O’Dowd graduated from Harvard Law School with Honors and earned his Master’s degree in Modern European History from Creighton University.