As Group Vice President at Spectrum Reach (the $1.7 billion media sales division of Charter Communications), Phyllis created and leads the Spectrum Reach Preferred team, dedicated to providing top media clients with exclusive services, support, and customized data-driven solutions. Prior to the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Client Solutions Officer for Time Warner Cable Media and helped drive more than $1 billion in annual revenue.
Prior to joining Time Warner Cable Media, Phyllis was a senior member of the entrepreneurial management team of BrightLine, the first company to pioneer dynamic television advertising solutions for brands. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, she generated new business and added Fortune 500 companies, including Kellogg’s and GlaxoSmithKline, to BrightLine’s client roster.
Before BrightLine iTV, Phyllis spent 11 years rising through the executive ranks at Turner Broadcasting. As Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Ad Sales Promotions & Marketing, she forged deep and lasting partnerships with premium brands and contributed to more than 80% of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s annual revenues of $500 million. Through these partnerships, she also help generated more than $25 million per year in marketing value.
In her earlier career, Phyllis was recruited by The Walt Disney Company to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Disney Adventures magazine and was then named Editorial Director of Disney’s Kids Magazine group. She was also a key member of the launch team and first Editorial Director for Cahners Publishing’s Healthy Kids Division, where she created Healthy Kids magazines and The Healthy Kids TV Show, the first of their kind dedicated to children’s health and in association with The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Phyllis is most proud and passionate about shaping the lives of young people who will become our future leaders (including her own three children). She serves as Assistant Treasurer of She Runs It, the organization paving the way for more women to lead at every level in media and marketing, and serves as the Board liaison for their Mentoring Program. She is an alumna of the Harvard Business School Cable Executive Management Program and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, sponsored by Women in Cable & Telecommunications. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Integrated Marketing in the graduate program at NYU-SPS, a Certified Professional Coach, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner.
Phyllis is a former Trustee and current Co-Chair of the City Parks Foundation Marketing Committee. To formalize their philanthropic efforts, she and her husband established The Phyllis & Joel Ehrlich Foundation and are active supporters in the theater and dramatic arts community in New York City, where they reside.