Michelle McKenna is a senior advisor in Evercore’s strategic advisory business with a focus on technology, entertainment and sports.
Ms. McKenna is a seasoned C Level executive and experienced public board director, with experience leading large-scale transformations at America’s largest media and entertainment brands, Disney, Universal and the NFL.
As chief information officer of the NFL for 10 seasons, Ms. McKenna was responsible for the strategy and management of the league’s technology activities. She was also executive sponsor of NFL’s Women’s Interactive Group and partnered with the NFL Sponsorship team to bring in a new era of technology partnerships with such entities as Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco and Verizon.
Ms. McKenna joined the NFL from Constellation Energy in Baltimore. She also has extensive experience in the media & entertainment industry as senior vice president and CIO at Universal Orlando Resort. She spent over a decade at The Walt Disney Co. in finance and strategic planning, marketing, operations and technology. She is on the board of WWE and recently participated in the landmark transaction to combine WWE and UFC with Endeavor.
Earlier in her career, Ms. McKenna was a CPA and audit professional at PwC.
Ms. McKenna was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and is an Outlier Award recipient for driving transformation. She was named a Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Women in Tech, and a Sports Business Journal Game Changer.