Dan Mechem is a seasoned entertainment, media and PR executive. Mechem is currently CEO of Mechem Media LLC, which he co-founded in 2011 with his father, Charles Mechem. Mechem Media creates new intellectual properties for TV, film, new media and mobile.
Mechem began his career as Press Secretary in Washington D.C. for Rep. John McCain and later for Rep. George O'Brien. Following that, Mechem served as a White House correspondent for Capitol Broadcasting, and then he joined the team at Fox 29 news in Philadelphia for six years.
More recently, Mechem was VP and General Manager of the media and entertainment Division at Nielsen Buzzmetrics for seven years. Mechem managed and nurtured client relationships with clients such as Disney, Sony, Comcast, Nintendo, Nike, Microsoft, MGM, and many more.
Mechem is also a co-founder of mobile gaming and apps developer First Post Studios. First Post has built video games and mobile apps for companies like T-Mobile, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Samsung, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Mechem is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with honors from Kenyon College in Ohio. He resides in California with his wife and family.
Charles Mechem is the Chairman of Mechem Media and lead investor. Mechem is an entertainment, media and sports executive who served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Taft Broadcasting and Great American Broadcasting Company (the company that owned Hanna-Barbera) from 1967 to 1990.
He was a partner in the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio from 1955 to 1967. Mechem was Commissioner of the LPGA (the Ladies Professional Golf Association) from 1990-1995. He has been a consultant with Arnold Palmer Enterprises since March 1996. Mr. Mechem is a business advisor to a number of top professional athletes. He has served on a number of corporate boards, including Smucker's, U.S. Bank, U.S. Shoe, Convergys, and many more.
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