LOS ANGELES - The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced key promotions in the Association's content protection operations. Mike Robinson is being promoted to Executive Vice President, Content Protection, Chief of Operations, and Kevin Suh will become Senior Vice President, Content Protection, Internet. Suh will continue to report to Robinson who, in turn, reports to Daniel Mandil, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Content Protection Officer.
In his expanded role, Mike Robinson will continue to lead worldwide content protection enforcement operations and countermeasures for the MPAA and its member studios. He will play an even stronger part in ensuring that country-based content protection organizations around the world funded by the MPAA are fully coordinated and committed to the MPAA's strategic goals at both the regional and global levels.
Robinson, who joined the MPAA in 2006 as SVP North American Anti-Piracy Operations following a distinguished law enforcement and public service career, most recently served as Senior Vice President, Content Protection, Chief of Operations.
As Director of the Michigan State Police, Robinson developed an international reputation as an innovative law enforcement leader. He was elected president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and served as chairman of a U.S. Department of Justice Federal Advisory Committee charged with integrating law enforcement information systems.
As TSA's first Assistant Administrator for Aviation Operations, Robinson oversaw the deployment of over 55,000 Transportation Security Officers to the nation's 429 commercial airports, transitioned the Civil Aviation Security Program from the FAA to the TSA, and directed the efforts of the Federal Air Marshals Service. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Robinson led the largest air evacuation in U.S. history as over 30,000 storm victims evacuated the storm ravaged city through the New Orleans International Airport.
"Mike continues to be a prime mover behind many of the MPAA's most significant investigative and law enforcement achievements particularly in key strategic areas concerning anti-camcording and counterfeit hard goods. With rapidly changing technologies and an evolving media landscape, Mike's operational leadership and his keen knowledge of law enforcement will be key to further deepening the MPAA's cooperation and coordination with law enforcement agencies in the U.S. at the local, state and federal levels and abroad, in order to protect the intellectual property rights of our members and bring content thieves to justice," said Mandil. "He is an indispensable part of the work we do and the successes we achieve."
In his expanded role, Kevin Suh will continue to bear principal responsibility for overseeing the MPAA's worldwide content protection enforcement strategies and operations as they relate to content theft on the Internet. Suh will also continue to take an active part in working with the MPAA legal team in formulating and implementing civil litigation strategy. Like Robinson, Suh will play an even stronger part in ensuring that country-based content protection organizations around the world funded by the MPAA are fully coordinated and committed to the MPAA's strategic goals at both the regional and global levels and that the MPAA's regional offices are equally well-coordinated and focused on the MPAA's overall strategic goals concerning online piracy. Suh will also play a still deeper role in formulating and implementing MPAA strategy concerning intermediary entities that facilitate online content theft.
Suh previously served as Vice President, Content Protection, Internet. He joined the MPAA in 2006 as Deputy Director, U.S. Anti-Piracy. Prior to joining the MPAA, Suh served as a Senior Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. During his career as a prosecutor, he focused on the prosecution of hardcore gang members and outlaw motorcycle gangs. He also completed assignments in major narcotics and auto theft and served as the District Attorney's liaison to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
"Kevin, too, continues to be a prime mover behind many of the MPAA's most significant investigative and law enforcement achievements when it comes to the complicated and ever-changing ecosystem of online content theft," said Mandil. "His deep knowledge of both Internet technology and law enforcement tools has made him an equally indispensable part of the work we do and the successes we achieve. Both Mike and Kevin are consummate team players and phenomenal operations managers. I applaud their enormous devotion to the goals of the MPAA and the interests of our member studios. Their promotions could not be more well-deserved."