Don Loheide to VP-engineering and technology, from director of engineering and technology. Doug Montandon to VP-operations, from SVP-marketing and programming for Galaxy Cablevision.
Susan Friedman to co-anchor of CNN Student News. She joined CNN in 1999 and has written for several CNN shows.
Gerard Lewis to senior counsel and chief privacy officer, from acting general counsel for eBay’s Half.com. Donna Rattley to VP and general manager for the District of Columbia, from partner at Cole, Raywid & Braverman. David L. Cohen to EVP. Cohen is currently chairman for the Philadelphia-based law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll. Jared Romanski to director of customer service technology, from project manager, customer service technology.
Dennis Maddock to VP-worldwide sales, from regional VP-sales for Mahi Networks.
David Epstein to SVP-pricing and operations, from VP-prime-time planning and proposals for ABC. Brad Westermann to SVP-advertising sales for Court TV’s regional offices, from SVP-national sales for A&E. Andrew Budkofsky to director of ad sales in the New York office, from VP-national sales and partnerships for the Burly Bear Network. Allison Bodenmann to VP-new business development, from ad sales VP of marketing. Jim Meadows to director of ad sales, Detroit, from sales manager, ad sales, Detroit. Frank Reilly to senior director of ad sales marketing.
Kenneth Conner to general manager of the Middle America operations, from support director for the Network Service Group in Little Rock, Ark. Bob Hattori to VP-operations, from director of engineering.
Alexa Verveer to VP-government relations and public policy for Discovery Communications, from deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. David Abraham to general manager of the U.K. for Discovery Networks Europe, from general manager of the branded content groups for DNE. Peter Weil to VP of the U.K. content group. Lisa Gartside to commissions, research and development director, U.K. Katy Thorogood to Discovery Channel director, U.K. Clare Laycock to Discovery Health director, U.K. Eliza Burrows to Animal Planet and developing networks director, U.K. Paul Welling to Discovery Home and Leisure director, U.K.
Maria Escalante to SVP and general manager of ECM the Americas, from international media director of global accounts for Omnicom Agencies-DDB, Moss Dragoti and GBI. Bob Jacobs to director of syndication for ECM the Americas. Prior to joining ECM, Jacobs served as a financial and marketing consultant to Bill Cosby, Steven Bochco, Witt/Thomas Harris Productions and Carsey-Werner Productions.
Antonia Townsend to VP-marketing.
Roger Montambo to VP of the electrical products division, from national sales manager.
Joe Franzetta to SVP-corporate development and strategic partnerships, from SVP-corporate development and strategy for Mixed Signals Technologies.
Scott Morrison to director of market strategy, EMEA, from director of strategy and co-founder of Telint Global. Bernd Overbeck to director of sales, Central-Eastern and Southern Europe, from VP-sales, Europe, for Interactive Enterprise.
Steve Rockabrand to EVP-domestic television and ancillary distribution, from SVP-programming, new business development and distribution for TVN Entertainment Corp.
Gordon Bechtel to CTO, from director of architecture for the Acadia Application Integration Center.
Peter N. Jarich to director of research, from director of broadband research.
Elliott Wiser to VP-news programming for all of the company’s 24-hour local news channels. Wiser will continue in his role as VP/general manager of Bay News 9 in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Michael Wright to SVP-movies and miniseries, from VP-movies and miniseries for CBS.
Bill Baker to VP-national accounts, from director of national accounts for U.S. Electronics. Dana J. Gilstrap to VP-CATV sales, Western U.S. and Latin America, from director of sales for Ben Hughes Communications. Ken Groves to international sales manager, CATV products division, from European sales manager for U.S. Electronics. Thomas Prevost to West Coast territory manager, CATV products division. Ed Thibault to VP-CATV sales, Eastern U.S.
The Washington-Baltimore chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications announced officers and board members for 2002. Officers: Marie Schuler, Regina Pace, Dee Rose, Carlee Bamonto, Leanne Smith, Vanessa Llewellyn Garley, Kelly Smith, Deborah Stewart and Joan Berler. Board members: Michelle LeCorn, Clara Long, Mandy Heaton, Carolyn Rumbarger, Elizabeth Ross and Amy Wolverton.
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