Dara Altman is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of SIRIUS XM Radio. She reports to Jim Meyer, SIRIUS XM's Chief Executive Officer.
From January 2006 until the SIRIUS XM merger, Ms. Altman was the Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for XM Satellite Radio, where she ran the Legal and Business Affairs Departments as well as Public Policy, Business Development, Human Resources and Facilities.
Prior to joining XM, Ms. Altman was the Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for Discovery Communications, Inc. At Discovery, Ms. Altman oversaw and directed all business negotiations for Discovery's global televisions assets, including Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. In addition, she was responsible for the talent relations department, the production management department and Discovery's international television syndication businesses. Ms. Altman was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Times television network, which was a joint venture between Discovery Communications and The New York Times.
During her 20-year career, Ms. Altman has also held several other key legal and management positions at entertainment media companies, including HBO.
Ms. Altman began her career as an associate at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, specializing in securities matters. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. from Amherst College.