Sheri Weidner

As Vice President National Accounts, Content Distribution and Marketing for Viacom Media Networks, Sheri Weidner is responsible for structuring and negotiating content distribution agreements on behalf of MTV Networks, BET Networks and EPIX, as well as identifying new business opportunities, developing business strategies and managing relationships with traditional, as well as new and emerging distributors.

With 16 years of experience in the cable industry, Weidner’s responsibilities have crossed all functional areas within the content distribution and marketing arena crossing both domestic and international borders.  Previously to her current role, Weidner served in a series of roles as a sales executive during her eight year tenure.  Prior to joining MTV Networks, Weidner began her sales career with Comedy Central in 2000, as a Field Sales Representative.  Weidner’s entrance into the industry was at Madison Square Garden Networks and Fox Sports New York, where she held various roles, representing teams such as the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Yankees.

Weidner is an active member of the cable industry, having served on various committees and boards within the WICT organization since 2000.  Weidner’s accomplishments and leadership has been recognized with numerous WICT Pinnacle and Chapter of the Year awards.

Weidner received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a double major in English from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She also completed the CTAM U executive management program at Harvard Business School and is a proud member of the WICT Rising Leader-Class III.  Sheri lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband Michael Fitzgerald.