Judson Green '74 Elected to DreamWorks Animation Board

Judson Green '74 Elected to DreamWorks Animation Board

March 21, 2006

Judson Green 2005.gifMarch 21, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Judson C. Green, president and CEO of NAVTEQ Corporation and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of DreamWorks Animation (NYSE: DWA). The company is principally devoted to developing and producing computer generated, or CG, animated feature films, which have included Shrek and Shark Tale. Other DreamWorks board members include Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay, and Paul Allen, chairman of Vulcan, Inc.

"I am pleased to welcome Judson to our board of directors," says Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO, who announced Green's election today. "I believe that his wealth of industry experience coupled with his leadership at a newly public company makes him an excellent addition to our distinguished board."DreamWorks Logo.jpg

Since taking his current position at NAVTEQ in May 2000, Judson Green "has been instrumental in making NAVTEQ a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information and helped established it as a new public company," an announcement at Yahoo! Finance states. "Prior to joining NAVTEQ, Mr. Green was president of Walt Disney Attractions, the theme park and resort segment of The Walt Disney Company, from August 1991 until December 1998, and chairman from December 1998 until April 2000. Prior to his positions at Walt Disney Attractions, Mr. Green served as chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Company from December 1989 until August 1991. He is also currently a director of Alticor International, Conservation International, Harley-Davidson, Inc., Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Field Museum."

DreamWorks' announcement also notes Green's DePauw degreeGreen PAC Art 2.jpg and his service on the University's Board of Trustees, which he formerly chaired. Read more by clicking here.

In October 2005, DePauw University announced that a $15 million dollar lead gift by Judson Green and his wife, Joyce Taglauer Green '75, will allow for a $29 million expansion and renovation of DePauw's 32-year-old Performing Arts Center (architect's rendering seen above right). The building, home to the School of Music and department of communication, will be known as the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. Work is under way, and should be completed by the Fall of 2007. Learn more about the project in this previous story.