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Mar 11, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Rich Contino to director of client services, Inter/Media, from manager of client services, Mercury Media. Also Leili Nassiri to associate planning director, from associate account director, Initiative Media.
Broadcasting
Emile Elgarresta to senior VP of production, Telemundo Communications Group, from assistant VP of production, Puerto Rico.
Patricia Tapanes to research manager, WSVN-TV, Miami, from assistant research manager, WPLG-TV, Miami.
Robert Ramsey to VP and general manager, KSWB-TV, San Diego, from station manager, WGN-TV, Chicago.
Lisa Ashley Whitlock to community affairs director, KRIV-TV and KTXH-TV, Houston, from community affairs director, KRIV-TV, Houston.
Bill Parks to VP of operations, Waitt Broadcasting, from general manager, WFXL-TV, Albany, Ga.
Chuck Jones to general sales manager, WCHP-TV, from market manager, Horizon PCS.
Robert Furlong to VP and general manager, KPHO-TV, Des Moines, Iowa, from VP and general manager, KUTP-TV, Phoenix.
Cable
Noreen O’Loughlin to executive VP and general manager, AMC, from free-lance marketing and branding consultant.
Shira Kalish to VP, advertising sales and alliance marketing, Crown Media United States, from VP, marketing, MaxManager.com. Also, Andy Karofsky to VP, marketing, from VP of marketing, Hallmark Channel International.
The New York chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications’ new board members are: Gretchen Beidl, VP, affiliate sales, Oxygen; Nick Febrizio, VP, affiliate sales, Northeast region, A&E Television Networks; Lori Greenwood, director, sales promotions, National Cable Communications; Lorraine Hack, chief financial officer, Fathom Knowledge Network; Vincent McDonald, human resources manager, Discovery Communications; Amy Moshovos, VP, Global Media Distribution; Mary Oldak, consultant, Oldak Enterprises; Colleen Quinn, senior VP, corporate relations, Insight Communications; Ellen Schned, senior VP, national accounts and affiliate marketing, Court TV; Cindy Swensen, president, Start Button LLC; Patricia Wilber, VP, business development, ABC Cable Networks Group; and Mark Zelenz, VP, national accounts, Bloomberg Television. Also, directors at large are: Ann Hart, regional VP, The Weather Channel; and Susan Miller, account director, Turner Broadcasting.
Heather Tomko to graphic design and production manager, The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, from graphic coordinator.
James Sullivan to VP, labor and employment law, Comcast Cable Communications, from VP of human resources, Eastern division. Also, Julie Nelson to director of recruitment, from manager of recruitment.
Jeff Lutsky to VP, affiliate sales strategy, Fox Cable Networks Group, Los Angeles, from director, affiliate sales strategy.
Convergence
Kent Swanson, former senior partner, Accenture, and J. Kurt Brock, chief technology officer, HyperSpace, have been appointed to the board of directors of HyperSpace Communications.
Donna Thomas to senior VP, sales and marketing, Incanta, from senior VP, national accounts, Discovery Networks. Also, Stuart Lipson to senior VP, business development, from independent consultant; and Tom Barnes to VP, strategic marketing, from founder, Medialink; Christopher Lydle to VP, strategic planning, from director of product management and development, RichFX; and Warren Simmons to director, platform development, from director of development, Charfish.
Distribution
Alex Kopacz to VP of Midwestern sales and marketing, CF Entertainment, from regional sales manager, Litton Syndication.
Journalism
Natalie Morales to anchor and correspondent, MSNBC, from weekday morning anchor, WVIT-TV, Hartford, Conn.
Samantha Ryan to full-time free-lance sportscaster, WABC-TV, New York, from primary sports anchor, Fox Sports New York. Also, Scott Engler to weekend anchor and reporter, and host, “Business Week-Money Talk,” from anchor, KCPQ-TV, Seattle.