Chief Operating Officer
Deena Katz is a producer and philanthropist who has spearheaded major social justice movements with a focus on promoting the rights of women, children, minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. Deena was one of the founders and Co-Chair of the grassroots Women’s March LA, which became the largest Women’s March in the world, with a record-breaking one million people attending in 2017.Women’s March LA continues to thrive and inspire each year with Deena leading the charge. She is hands on in every aspect of the organisation, playing a leading role in the fundraising that enables the 100% donation-based group to thrive year after year.
Deena, along with George Clooney, chaired the March For Our Lives movement, leading a fundraising campaign that raised more than $15 million dollars to protect children from violent attacks in schools. Several million people turned out across the United States alone, making it one of the largest protests in American history. Deena also oversaw more than 880 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. In total, more than 36 million children marched worldwide. Under Deena’s guidance, March for Our Lives went from concept to iconic event in less than five weeks, and has continued to make a difference as a civil rights organization that aims to bring about gun controls to protect children across the United States.
Deena is also a producer of many high-profile successful Emmy Award winning television series. She is Co-Executive Producer of Dancing with the Stars, where she oversees a staff of nearly 300 people. Deena took the iconic show from its pre-sale vision to what is now its thirty-second season on air. Deena is also the Co-Executive Producer of multiple other shows on Netflix, Peacock, Hulu and NBC and has produced dozens of television series and specials on ABC, CBS, Amazon, HBO, Bravo, Fox, CW, Lifetime and Disney+, incorporating and forging collaborations between high profile talent as well as up-and-coming discoveries in entertainment, politics, sports, and social media.
Deena is a native Southern Californian, where she learned at the side of her parents who were advocates for social and political justice way ahead of their time. She is a proud graduate of UCLA, where she studied sociology.
Deena Katz is a producer and philanthropist who has spearheaded major social justice movements with a focus on promoting the rights of women, children, minorities and the LGBTQ+ community.