President, Hollywood Media Corp.
Laurie S. Silvers practiced law in South Florida for over 10 years before starting her career as a media entrepreneur. She is an owner of: Home Town Cable Plus, a telecommunications system providing tv, Internet, phone and alarm monitoring services in the City of Port St. Lucie; Treasure and Space Coast Broadcasting which operates five radio stations in Florida’s Treasure Coast; and co-founder and President of Hollywood Media Corp. since its inception in January 1993. Ms. Silvers was the co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel, of which she served as Chief Executive Officer from January 1988 to March 1992 and Co-Vice Chairman from March 1992 to March 1994. Ms. Silvers is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami; 2010 Chair-Elect of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County; a Member of the Board of Directors of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of WPBT Channel 2, the public broadcasting station for Miami. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke and several other colleges and universities. In recognition of the service and philanthropy of Ms. Silvers and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, Duke University recently named its Hillel the “Rubenstein and Silvers Hillel at Duke University”. Ms. Silvers is married to Mitchell Rubenstein and has three children.