Dunn, formerly president and chief executive officer of HIT Entertainment, will succeed Mel Ming, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Dunn will lead the non-profit educational organization in its mission "to use the educational power of media to help all children reach their highest potential."
He currently serves as a 2014 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University with a focus on media and education. Before joining HIT, Dunn served as group chief operating officer of the Nickelodeon Networks group and president of Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises, where, among other things, he built Nickelodeon’s international networks business and oversaw the growth of "Blue’s Clues," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer" into three of the world’s largest licensed property brands. Dunn recently served on the board of American Greetings and preschool network Sprout.
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