Annual Award Luncheon
Center for Communication honored Matt Blank in 2013 at the Center's Annual Award Luncheon.
Actor, David Duchovny, Catherine Williams, Executive Director, Center for Communication, Matt Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.
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