Yesterday, the Edison Awards, which recognize leaders in innovation, announced that Discovery Communications Founder and Chairman John Hendricks will be awarded the Edison Achievement Award next April. The award honors leaders who have made significant and lasting contributions to innovation, marketing, and human-centered design over the course of their careers. President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally will also receive the Edison Achievement Award that day.
John Hendricks created the Discovery Channel in 1985 as the first cable network in the U.S. designed to provide high-quality documentary programming enabling people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity. He has been the driving force behind its dramatic growth of our company to reach a current total of 170 countries and territories with more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers.
Hendricks and Mulally will join a very prestigious group of past Edison Achievement Award winners, including Ted Turner, Martha Stewart and retired P&G Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley. Read more about yesterday’s announcement.
Congratulations to Mr. Hendricks on another wonderful achievement!