Jerry is a media veteran with over 35 years of experience. After four years serving as an officer in the US Navy, Petry joined NBC in 1976. During his career, he held numerous senior management positions, retiring as Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television, West Coast. Jerry also serves on the boards of the Television Academy Foundation and Villanova University Alumni Association. He earned a BS in Finance from Villanova University and MS in Finance from California State University, Northridge, where he is currently on the faculty.