Hanny studied communications in college, then moved to New York to work at an ad agency. She then went on to serve at Showtime Networks for 19 years, followed by a 12-year career at DIRECTV—until AT&T acquired the company. Hanny has now worked at AT&T for the past six years, and is excited to be a part of something big.
Hanny’s primary objective is to bring in revenue for AT&T. Essentially, she manages content for AT&T’s network partners, such as HBO, Showtime, Warner Bros., Sony, and premium sports channels—such as NFL. Overall, Hanny brings in $34 billion in revenue for the company. She also oversees video strategy, which includes product packaging, pricing, and channel lineups.
“One of the coolest things I’ve gotten to do was change the way movies are released by launching a program for independent films. We now acquire independent films and run them exclusively on TV 30 days before their theater release. It’s been a great opportunity to work with filmmakers.”
“The type of employees I look to hire? People who are determined, willing to go the extra mile, real team players. I would much rather hire someone with lesser skill sets, but a better fit with the team, because teamwork is a huge part of what we do.”