Executive Leadership

TED TURNER

Chairman
 

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

TED TURNER

Chairman

Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy.

Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports team ownership, sailing, environmental initiatives or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.

Turner is chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world; co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; chairman of the Turner Foundation, which supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect the earth’s climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates; and co-founder of Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant chain, which operates 43 locations nationwide.

Over the past several years, Turner has devoted his time and energy toward promoting the use of clean energy sources. While urging others to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, he has already done so in a very large way. Turner has added solar panels on his numerous properties, including the installation of 25 solar canopies in the employee parking lot adjacent to his Atlanta offices.

Turner is also Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including the oversight of two million acres in nine states and in Argentina, and more than 51,000 bison.

Learn More About Ted Turner and View Timeline.

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

Taylor Glover is President and Chief Executive Officer for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he has oversight of TEI’s landholdings, financial investments and business interests, including Ted’s Montana Grill. Additionally, Glover works closely with Turner’s philanthropic and charitable organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI, Glover was Senior Vice President of the Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch, where he retired after nearly 30 years.

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

David Withers is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for TEI. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s financial investments, accounting, tax functions, and risk management, as well as TEI’s Human Resources and Information Technology departments. David also administers the company’s Ted Turner Reserves hospitality brand.

Withers joined the company in 2003 as Director of Finance. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan.

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

Phillip Evans is Chief Communications Officer for Turner Enterprises, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees development and execution of the company’s PR and communication strategies, leads reputation management and outreach for Turner’s corporate offices and private interests, and collaborates with the company’s foundations and businesses, including the Turner FoundationUnited Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat InitiativeCaptain Planet Foundation, Turner Endangered Species Fund, Turner Ranches, Ted Turner Reserves, Turner Renewable Energy and Ted’s Montana Grill. He also provides high-level counsel on global policy, speech and op-ed writing, executive visibility and crisis communications. 

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises, Evans managed corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

Jeremy Buchanan

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

Doug Lindauer

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Reserves

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

Debbie Masterson is Vice President for TEI, where she oversees the Office of the Chairman. In this capacity, she is responsible for budget forecasts, evaluation of invitation and public appearance requests and special event projects. She also serves as liaison between the Chairman and the company’s philanthropic organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI in 2003, Masterson served for 19 years at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in such roles as Administrative Assistant, Director of Operations and Director of Administration. Fifteen of those years were spent reporting directly to Ted Turner.

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

Mark Kossler is Vice President of Ranch Operations for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he oversees the operation of Ted Turner’s 16 ranches across six states in the western U.S., which includes the management of the world’s largest private bison herd (approximately 51,000 to 55,000).

Prior to serving in his current position, Kossler held various significant roles within the company, including General Manager of Western Ranches, and Ranch Manager of two Turner ranches: The Flying D Ranch (114,000 acres) in Montana and Vermejo Park Ranch (585,000 acres) in New Mexico and Colorado. Before joining Turner Enterprises, Mark worked as general manager of three ranches in Montana.

JEREMY BUCHANAN

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

Jeremy is Vice President of Risk Management and Administration for Turner Enterprises. In this capacity, he oversees Human Resources, Recruitment & Training, Payroll and Risk Management, and also supervises operation of TEI’s Eastern properties and its Turner Building headquarters in Atlanta.

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises in 2008, Jeremy began his career as an underwriter for a Fortune 100 insurance carrier, and later became an Account Executive specializing in placement of insurance for small to medium-sized companies.

DOUG LINDAUER

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Reserves

Doug is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ted Turner’s Eco-Tourism Hospitality Company, Ted Turner Reserves. In this capacity, Doug plans and implements sales and marketing campaigns and strategies for the Ted Turner Reserves brand, comprised of each of Mr. Turner’s four New Mexico properties totaling over 1 million acres.

Prior to joining Ted Turner Reserves in 2018, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Client Relations & Strategy for Turner Network Sales, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Executive Leadership

TED TURNER

Chairman
 

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

TED TURNER

Chairman

Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy.

Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports team ownership, sailing, environmental initiatives or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.

Turner is chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world; co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; chairman of the Turner Foundation, which supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect the earth’s climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates; and co-founder of Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant chain, which operates 43 locations nationwide.

Over the past several years, Turner has devoted his time and energy toward promoting the use of clean energy sources. While urging others to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, he has already done so in a very large way. Turner has added solar panels on his numerous properties, including the installation of 25 solar canopies in the employee parking lot adjacent to his Atlanta offices.

Turner is also Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including the oversight of two million acres in nine states and in Argentina, and more than 51,000 bison.

Learn More About Ted Turner and View Timeline.

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

Taylor Glover is President and Chief Executive Officer for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he has oversight of TEI’s landholdings, financial investments and business interests, including Ted’s Montana Grill. Additionally, Glover works closely with Turner’s philanthropic and charitable organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI, Glover was Senior Vice President of the Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch, where he retired after nearly 30 years.

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

David Withers is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for TEI. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s financial investments, accounting, tax functions, and risk management, as well as TEI’s Human Resources and Information Technology departments. David also administers the company’s Ted Turner Reserves hospitality brand.

Withers joined the company in 2003 as Director of Finance. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan.

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

Phillip Evans is Chief Communications Officer for Turner Enterprises, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees development and execution of the company’s PR and communication strategies, leads reputation management and outreach for Turner’s corporate offices and private interests, and collaborates with the company’s foundations and businesses, including the Turner FoundationUnited Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat InitiativeCaptain Planet Foundation, Turner Endangered Species Fund, Turner Ranches, Ted Turner Reserves, Turner Renewable Energy and Ted’s Montana Grill. He also provides high-level counsel on global policy, speech and op-ed writing, executive visibility and crisis communications. 

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises, Evans managed corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

Debbie Masterson is Vice President for TEI, where she oversees the Office of the Chairman. In this capacity, she is responsible for budget forecasts, evaluation of invitation and public appearance requests and special event projects. She also serves as liaison between the Chairman and the company’s philanthropic organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI in 2003, Masterson served for 19 years at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in such roles as Administrative Assistant, Director of Operations and Director of Administration. Fifteen of those years were spent reporting directly to Ted Turner.

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

Mark Kossler is Vice President of Ranch Operations for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he oversees the operation of Ted Turner’s 16 ranches across six states in the western U.S., which includes the management of the world’s largest private bison herd (approximately 51,000 to 55,000).

Prior to serving in his current position, Kossler held various significant roles within the company, including General Manager of Western Ranches, and Ranch Manager of two Turner ranches: The Flying D Ranch (114,000 acres) in Montana and Vermejo Park Ranch (585,000 acres) in New Mexico and Colorado. Before joining Turner Enterprises, Mark worked as general manager of three ranches in Montana.

Jeremy Buchanan

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

Doug Lindauer

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Reserves

JEREMY BUCHANAN

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

Jeremy is Vice President of Risk Management and Administration for Turner Enterprises. In this capacity, he oversees Human Resources, Recruitment & Training, Payroll and Risk Management, and also supervises operation of TEI’s Eastern properties and its Turner Building headquarters in Atlanta.

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises in 2008, Jeremy began his career as an underwriter for a Fortune 100 insurance carrier, and later became an Account Executive specializing in placement of insurance for small to medium-sized companies.

DOUG LINDAUER

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Expeditions

Doug is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ted Turner’s Eco-Tourism Hospitality Company, Ted Turner Reserves. In this capacity, Doug plans and implements sales and marketing campaigns and strategies for the Ted Turner Reserves brand, comprised of each of Mr. Turner’s four New Mexico properties totaling over 1 million acres.

Prior to joining Ted Turner Reserves in 2018, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Client Relations & Strategy for Turner Network Sales, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Executive Leadership

TED TURNER

Chairman
 

TED TURNER

Chairman

Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy.

Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports team ownership, sailing, environmental initiatives or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.

Turner is chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world; co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; chairman of the Turner Foundation, which supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect the earth’s climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates; and co-founder of Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant chain, which operates 43 locations nationwide.

Over the past several years, Turner has devoted his time and energy toward promoting the use of clean energy sources. While urging others to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, he has already done so in a very large way. Turner has added solar panels on his numerous properties, including the installation of 25 solar canopies in the employee parking lot adjacent to his Atlanta offices.

Turner is also Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including the oversight of two million acres in nine states and in Argentina, and more than 51,000 bison.

Learn More About Ted Turner and View Timeline.

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

TAYLOR GLOVER

President & Chief Executive Officer 

Taylor Glover is President and Chief Executive Officer for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he has oversight of TEI’s landholdings, financial investments and business interests, including Ted’s Montana Grill. Additionally, Glover works closely with Turner’s philanthropic and charitable organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI, Glover was Senior Vice President of the Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch, where he retired after nearly 30 years.

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

DAVID K. WITHERS

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

David Withers is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for TEI. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s financial investments, accounting, tax functions, and risk management, as well as TEI’s Human Resources and Information Technology departments. David also administers the company’s Ted Turner Reserves hospitality brand.

Withers joined the company in 2003 as Director of Finance. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan.

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

PHILLIP EVANS

Chief Communications Officer 

Phillip Evans is Chief Communications Officer for Turner Enterprises, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees development and execution of the company’s PR and communication strategies, leads reputation management and outreach for Turner’s corporate offices and private interests, and collaborates with the company’s foundations and businesses, including the Turner FoundationUnited Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat InitiativeCaptain Planet Foundation, Turner Endangered Species Fund, Turner Ranches, Ted Turner Reserves, Turner Renewable Energy and Ted’s Montana Grill. He also provides high-level counsel on global policy, speech and op-ed writing, executive visibility and crisis communications. 

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises, Evans managed corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

DEBBIE MASTERSON

Vice President, Office of the Chairman

Debbie Masterson is Vice President for TEI, where she oversees the Office of the Chairman. In this capacity, she is responsible for budget forecasts, evaluation of invitation and public appearance requests and special event projects. She also serves as liaison between the Chairman and the company’s philanthropic organizations, which include the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Turner Foundation.

Prior to joining TEI in 2003, Masterson served for 19 years at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in such roles as Administrative Assistant, Director of Operations and Director of Administration. Fifteen of those years were spent reporting directly to Ted Turner.

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

MARK KOSSLER

Vice President of Ranch Operations

Mark Kossler is Vice President of Ranch Operations for Turner Enterprises (TEI). In this capacity, he oversees the operation of Ted Turner’s 16 ranches across six states in the western U.S., which includes the management of the world’s largest private bison herd (approximately 51,000 to 55,000).

Prior to serving in his current position, Kossler held various significant roles within the company, including General Manager of Western Ranches, and Ranch Manager of two Turner ranches: The Flying D Ranch (114,000 acres) in Montana and Vermejo Park Ranch (585,000 acres) in New Mexico and Colorado. Before joining Turner Enterprises, Mark worked as general manager of three ranches in Montana.

Jeremy Buchanan

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

JEREMY BUCHANAN

Vice President of Risk Management and Administration

Jeremy is Vice President of Risk Management and Administration for Turner Enterprises. In this capacity, he oversees Human Resources, Recruitment & Training, Payroll and Risk Management, and also supervises operation of TEI’s Eastern properties and its Turner Building headquarters in Atlanta.

Prior to joining Turner Enterprises in 2008, Jeremy began his career as an underwriter for a Fortune 100 insurance carrier, and later became an Account Executive specializing in placement of insurance for small to medium-sized companies.

Doug Lindauer

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Reserves

DOUG LINDAUER

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ted Turner Expeditions

Doug is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ted Turner’s Eco-Tourism Hospitality Company, Ted Turner Reserves. In this capacity, Doug plans and implements sales and marketing campaigns and strategies for the Ted Turner Reserves brand, comprised of each of Mr. Turner’s four New Mexico properties totaling over 1 million acres.

Prior to joining Ted Turner Reserves in 2018, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Client Relations & Strategy for Turner Network Sales, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

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