University of Southern California

In Memoriam: Lucy Hood 1958 – 2014
(CTM Executive Director, 2009-2013)

Lucy Hood was a dynamic, innovative entertainment executive and a highly respected industry expert on communication technology, digital strategy and content. She headed the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business from 2009-2013. With a steady focus on the future of digital content, a passion for collaboration, and a tireless commitment to excellence, Hood spearheaded a period of growth and change at the Institute. While there, she was instrumental in the launch of Silicon Beach @ USC, and innovative research programs such as the How Much Media? study, and the Future of Media initiative. After her tenure at CTM, Hood joined the The Television Academy as the organization’s President and COO where she led the rebranding effort that resulted in their current name.

Prior to joining The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Hood was President of Fox Mobile Entertainment, where she built the media giant’s digital businesses through partnerships with Vodafone, Verizon, Qualcomm and AT&T, as well as introducing industry-changing innovations like text voting on American Idol. Lucy Hood drove landmark innovations in digital media, including the launch of and the invention of the Mobisode for the hit series 24. Hood also directed the launch of the FX cable channel, and served in a strategic role as Senior Vice President of News Corporation’s Content Group.

We deeply appreciate all of Lucy Hood’s contributions to the University and the industry. Her energy, passion and integrity made her an integral part of the Trojan Family.