Kay Madati is vice president of audience experience at CNN Worldwide. In this role he oversees the development and execution of audience engagement and experience strategy for all of CNN's distribution platforms, including television, digital, mobile, social media and offline events. Madati reports to Sue Bunda, executive vice president of CNN Worldwide, and is based at CNN world headquarters in Atlanta.
Prior to this role, Madati was vice president of marketing at Community Connect, Inc., a leading ethnic-themed social networking publisher with sites like BlackPlanet.com and MiGente.com. He was responsible for the overall branding, marketing of these sites, as well as site programming, public relations, events, and partnerships deals with major brands.
Madati began his career with BMW of North America. He held a variety of leadership roles in sales, operations and marketing. He is an active member of the National Black MBA Association and the board of trustees of St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY. Madati is also the chairman and founding board member of the Excelsior Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. Madati earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Georgetown.