Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Ramsey Naito

Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon

Ramsey Naito is Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Development for Nickelodeon, in charge of the network’s animation content across all formats and platforms–spanning digital, TV and film.

In her role, Naito manages the day-to-day operations of Nickelodeon’s animation group, where she identifies new talent and projects to further enrich Nick’s content pipeline. Additionally, she oversees the network’s key animated franchises, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House.

Naito most recently oversaw production on Paramount Pictures’ upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie, slated for 2020.  She produced DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated feature, The Boss Baby, while also earning her a PGA nomination for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.  Prior to DreamWorks Animation, Ramsey worked as a producer for Blue Sky Studios, Head of Movies at Cartoon Network, and Vice President of Development & Production at Nickelodeon Movies.

Her executive and producer credits include: Barnyard (2006), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002), the Oscar®-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999).

Naito is a member of Women in Animation, the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where she serves as an executive committee member on the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art and her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.