Nancy and Arn Tellem, '79
Nancy and Arn Tellem of Pacific Palisades, California, have made an additional gift of
$250,000 for the building project, bringing their total commitment for the building to $500,000.
“I have always been appreciative of the great education I got at Michigan Law,” says Arn, “and our family has grown even closer to the University since our son Eric became an undergraduate there. The Law School is a treasure, and we are proud to help maintain the strength of this wonderful institution.”
Arn is vice chairman of the Wasserman Media Group, a global sports and entertainment marketing agency. Known for his representation of basketball and baseball players, he has been named the most influential agent in sports by both
The Sporting News and the Sports Business Journal. Prior to his career as an
agent, Arn was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, specializing in sports law and
commercial litigation. He also served as executive vice president and general counsel
for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1982–88.
In September 2012 Nancy was named entertainment and digital media president of
Microsoft. From 1998–2010, she was president of CBS Television Studios, the second woman to hold the top entertainment executive position at a major television network. At CBS, Nancy oversaw programming, development, production, business affairs, and network operations. She also helped create shows like Friends and ER.
The Tellems have three sons: Michael, Matty, and Eric.