Trygve Myhren - Participant

Trygve Myhren is President of Myhren Media, Inc. (Denver, Colorado), a private investment firm concentrating in media, telecommunications and software and other enabling technology.  Mr. Myhren serves in Denver, Colorado on the board of AdPay, Inc. and as an advisor to Boomcloud, Inc.

Myhren chairs the University of Denver Board of Trustees.  He is also a trustee of the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado Forum and the National Cable Television Center.  He served on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as Team USA Chief of Mission for the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino & Sestrierre, Italy), and he was one of nine members of the Committee which selected the current Chief Executive Officer of the USOC.

From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Myhren served as President and a Board member of Providence Journal Company (PRJ), which owned and managed the Journal-Bulletin newspapers, 14 broadcast television stations, cable television systems with 800,000 subscribers, a number of programming networks for multi-channel delivery systems and significant positions in other programming, interactive and multimedia ventures.  He served concurrently as Chief Executive Officer of King Holdings, an owner and manager of broadcast and cable television properties, a subsidiary of the Providence Journal Company. 

From 1975 until 1988, Mr. Myhren was employed in Denver by American Television and Communications Corporation (ATC), the cable television subsidiary of Time, Inc. (now Time Warner Cable), where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1981-1988.  During this period, ATC revenues increased from $60 million to $1.5 billion, employment exceeded 10,000 and, during 1986, the company successfully conducted that year’s largest initial public offering.

Myhren served as Chairman of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) in 1986 and 1987 and on its executive committee from 1981-1991. He is a Cable Pioneer and a member of the Cable Television Hall of Fame.  He received the cable industry’s premier achievement award, the Distinguished Vanguard Leadership Award, in 1988. Myhren also co-founded CTAM, the industry’s marketing and programming organization, served as its President in 1978 and 1979 and received its Grand Tam Award (1986) and One-of-a-Kind Award (1994).  Mr. Myhren organized the first serious link between the advertising industry and cable and he co-founded six cable networks, with Food Network and Northwest Cable News being the most recent.

Myhren served on the board of the non-sectarian National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (Denver, CO) from which he received the 1996 Humanitarian Award for Southeastern New England.  In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Jewish Committee.  Myhren has an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from Dartmouth and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck Graduate School at Dartmouth.  He served three and a half years as a naval officer with the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Background

Organization

Myhren Media, Inc.,
(Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University of Denver)

Title

President