Speaker

Michael Ouweleen

Michael Ouweleen

Michael Ouweleen is Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director for the Creative Group of Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) group. He is responsible for leading all facets of Cartoon Network and Boomerang branding via on-air communication, promotion, packaging and sponsorships, as well as the creative development and expression of show and character properties in off-channel promotions. He also supervises print, special events, package design, sponsorship and promotions for Adult Swim. He also is the co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the first original Adult Swim shows, Harvey Birdman, Attorney-at-Law.

Prior to this position, Ouweleen was Senior Vice President of Development and Programming for Cartoon Network, overseeing the development of current Cartoon Network shows Ben 10, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and the highest rated program in network history, the live action movie-of-the-week Ben 10: Race Against Time. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, Ouweleen worked in advertising in New York and worked on several animated projects. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a major in both English and Theology.