Shriver Media is a for-benefit media enterprise that produces original
digital content, live events, books, documentaries and films. Our team
collaborates with like-minded partners and offers diverse brands
opportunities, experiences and game-changing information that we believe can impact individuals and society in a positive way.
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FOUNDER AND CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a seven-time New York Times best-selling author, an NBC News Special Anchor, and the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Shriver’s work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change — people who challenge what is, imagine what can be, make a difference and move humanity forward.
Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen is an Executive Producer for Shriver Media and for Shriver’s Alzheimer’s nonprofit, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Before she joined Shriver Media, she helped launch the highly acclaimed morning network news program, CBS This Morning, first as the Senior Producer in charge of west coast coverage, and then from New York where she oversaw all feature stories and long-term programming strategy. She began her career as a television journalist at NBC News, focusing primarily on news magazines, specials and long form programs, including Dateline and First Person with Maria Shriver. She has won numerous awards, including Emmys, a Gracie, and an Alfred I. Dupont Award. Between television stints, she served as an Executive Producer of The California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women, where she helped then California First Lady Maria Shriver scale the women’s conference from 6,000 to 30,000 attendees, and where she oversaw the Minerva Program, a live events program honoring women of distinction who work to better their communities. Gleysteen graduated from Yale with a degree in Comparative Literature.
Courtney specializes in using communications, digital presence, events and grassroots activity to inspire action and create change. He created and co-founded the Love is Louder movement with The Jed Foundation and actress Brittany Snow in 2010. In addition to serving as Director of that nonprofit movement, Courtney is President of Newx2 Communications – a New York and New Orleans based marketing communications agency that works with clients like NYU, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, McGraw-Hill and Shriver Media. In 2015, he launched another venture with Brittany Snow, a TV/film production company – Pun Intended Productions.
Previously, Knowles served as Executive Director of The Jed Foundation from 2007 to 2011 during which he helped grow the reach and impact of the organization through innovative programming. His work as a co-creator and producer of the Half of Us campaign with MTV resulted in five Emmy nominations , three Voice Awards and a prestigious Peabody Award.
During his career, Knowles has led awareness and social responsibility campaigns in corporate, nonprofit and agency environments for a diverse list of organizations including Outward Bound, General Electric, March of Dimes and Anheuser-Busch.