We’re excited to announce that Brett Weitz has been named chair of our Board of Directors. Brett is the Executive Vice President of Original Programming at TBS and has been a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Board of Directors since 2016. He previously served as Vice Chair of HA’s Board and was a member of the Communications and Executive Board Committees.
As Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TBS, Brett Weitz is spearheading the new direction of the network into younger and more relevant comedy, moving towards a bolder, more diverse, and millennial voice. His prior work experience includes executive work at 20th Century Fox Television where he helped develop the popular series “Prison Break” and “Sons of Anarchy”. Prior to his current position at TBS, Weitz was the Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for TNT and TBS, where he developed the dramas “The Last Ship” from Michael Bay and “Legends” from Howard Gordon, as well as the comedies “Ground Floor” from Bill Lawrence and Jeff Astrof and “Clipped” from “Will and Grace’s David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.
In 2013 his youngest daughter, Emerson Rain, was born on her due date, “healthy as a horse, and deliciously cute.” Three weeks later their lives changed when they discovered that she had had a brain bleed and would require brain surgery. Six months and four brain surgeries later she was on her way to recovering and could begin the joy of being a free spirited child.
Brett was instrumental in the creation of the #NOMOREBS campaign and secured celebrity Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood on CBS) for our PSA. He also helped organize a comedy show, “In Stitches,” featuring Tracy Morgan and friends, to raise funds for hydrocephalus research and programs. Brett and his family take part in the Los Angeles WALK to End Hydrocephalus each year, and have had the highest grossing WALK team in the country for at least three years.
Stepping down as Board Chair is Aseem Chandra, Senior Vice President, Experience Cloud, Adobe. Aseem served as Chair from 2014 to 2018 and continues to be a major asset for HA.
Brett will start his term as the new Board Chair in January 2019.
Video from our #NOMOREBS campaign featuring Team Rain, Brett’s WALK team.