Amy Jo Smith
President & CEO
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group & D2C Alliance
Amy Jo Smith serves as President & CEO of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the leading trade group for the home entertainment industry representing the interests of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, consumer electronics manufacturers, platform providers and technology companies.
A former White House communications advisor, Smith since 1997 has led the industry-funded group’s efforts to enhance and promote home entertainment during its evolution from videocassettes to DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and today’s digital age. Under Smith’s leadership the DEG is credited with helping to make DVD the fastest growing consumer electronics product in industry history. DEG embraces all means for bringing content into the home and closer to consumers. In 2019, DEG launched the D2C Alliance Council as a working community with DEG to represent the global D2C media industry and support its members to help create a robust marketplace to lead the new era of content consumption.
A University of Pennsylvania graduate, Smith serves on the Advisory Board of the Annenberg School at Penn, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation Board.