Luke Beatty
Vice President & General Manager, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Yahoo!

Luke is a Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo! and oversees the Yahoo! Contributor Network, an evolution of the Associated Content platform enabling people to publish their creative content on Yahoo!'s media properties. Associated Content which Luke founded in 2005 and was acquired by Yahoo! in 2010 and is known as the web's first crowd sourced media platform.

Prior to founding Associated Content, Luke was the VP of Business Development at WAND, a leading developer of media search and advertising taxonomies technologies. Luke is recognized for his expertise in social media collection and distribution platforms, online advertising models and digital media trends. In 2007, Luke was selected as one of the Business Journal's "40 under 40." Among other advisory roles, he serves on the board of directors of Publish2, a next-generation platform for journalists. Luke is an avid fly fisherman, youth lacrosse coach and sits on the Board of Directors for the Denver Sports Commission. He holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College and a master's degree from Harvard University.