Amber J. Lawson is the co-founder & CEO of the 2014 Emmy & Streamy nominated & IAWTV Award Winning, Comedy Gives Back, leveraging comedy across multiple platforms in order to raise money for charities, a global digital telethon, in partnership with YouTube, SXSW, Yahoo!, Team Coco, IFC and Dailymotion. Lawson is a programming & distribution executive, super connector and multiplatform storytelling strategist of platform appropriate high-quality long & short form entertainment with a hands-on knowledge of digital media content business including interactive and social network integration & activation, monetization across platforms. Served as Head of Video Programming & Originals at AOL and led the US acquisitions & development for Babelgum.com overseeing their international comedy business. Lawson is a judge of the 2014 AdWeek Watch awards and host of the 2014 MIPTV digital fronts.
Amber J was nominated for 2010 PGA Top 25 in Digital and awarded the 2011 NATPE Luminary Award. She is the chairman of the Membership Working Group of Interactive Media Peer Group of The TV Academy (Emmys) Lawson serves on multiple advisory boards & is 2014 Raytown Hall of Fame Inductee.