Heather Cochran

Heather Cochran is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Operations at the Television Academy.

A senior management professional with more than 15 years' experience in strategic planning and project management, Cochran previously oversaw planning and operations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' $400MM film museum, including the project's master planning, economic feasibility, public approvals and strategic communications, as well as most operational functions.

Heather Cochran is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Operations at the Television Academy.

A senior management professional with more than 15 years' experience in strategic planning and project management, Cochran previously oversaw planning and operations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' $400MM film museum, including the project's master planning, economic feasibility, public approvals and strategic communications, as well as most operational functions.

Cochran first came to California in 2000 as the Director of Business Development for the trade publisher Cahners (now Reed Business Information) in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications division. In that role, she evaluated new markets and potential acquisitions and alliances, and performed valuations and analysis of competitors, partners, and future growth. Later, as Director of Development for Variety.com, she analyzed market trends to produce Variety and Variety.com's wireless strategy.

Cochran received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business, with a focus on operations and information management. She has a BA in literature and economics from Wellesley College. She is also the author of two published novels, Mean Season, and The Return of Jonah Gray.

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David Allen, Heather Cochran, Karla Kitchel, Kevin Kitchel, Maury McIntyre, Patrick Welborn
Television Academy, Chairman, CEO, Hayma Washington, Chief Financial Officer, EVP, Business Operations, Heather Cochran
Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebrati
Steve Venezia, Maury McIntyre, Heather Cochran, and Eric Anderson at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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David Allen, Heather Cochran, Karla Kitchel, Kevin Kitchel, Maury McIntyre and Patrick Welborn at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Television Academy, Chairman, CEO, Hayma Washington, Chief Financial Officer, EVP, Business Operations, Heather Cochran
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Television Academy Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebrati
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Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Steve Venezia, Maury McIntyre, Heather Cochran, and Eric Anderson at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Steve Venezia, Maury McIntyre, Patrick Welborn, Heather Cochran, and David Allen at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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