Media 2023: TIMOTHY O’SHAUGHNESSY
PRESIDENT AND CEO, GRAHAM HOLDINGS, ARLINGTON COUNTY
O’Shaughnessy stepped into his role as president and CEO of Graham Holdings in 2015, taking over for his father-in-law, Donald E. Graham. Almost a decade later, O’Shaughnessy oversaw another transition for the Fortune 1000 company as Graham stepped down as chairman of Graham Holdings and Anne Mulcahy, former chair and CEO of Xerox, took over as the board’s new chair in May.
Graham Holdings owns a mix of education, home health and hospice care, broadcasting, news, car dealerships, manufacturing and hospitality companies, including Slate magazine and education services company Kaplan. The company was incorporated as The Washington Post Co. in 1947 and changed its name to Graham Holdings after its 2013 sale of The Washington Post and other publishing businesses to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
A Georgetown University graduate, O’Shaughnessy was CEO of the startup LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. Currently, he serves as a vice president of the board of directors for the Federal City Council, a nonprofit promoting economic development in Washington, D.C. While on Twitter, the Minnesota native described himself as a “Forlorn MN Twins fan.”