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ESPN Restructures Management

Oct 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Following the departure of Mark Shapiro, executive VP of programming and production, ESPN has restructured its management, putting senior executives in charge of the key areas of content, revenue and technology.

George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, said Thursday he has named John Skipper as executive VP of content, Sean Bratches as executive VP of sales and marketing and Chuck Pagano executive VP of technology. Continuing their senior roles are Russell Wolff, executive VP and managing director of ESPN International, Christine Driessen, executive VP and chief financial officer and Ed Durso, executive VP of administration.

“Changes in our management ranks presented an opportunity to redefine our structure,” Mr. Bodenheimer said. “Aggregating all our creative energies in one division, placing all sales and marketing in one area to sell our growing menu of services, consolidating oversight of all technology and affirming the centralized management of all international businesses are powerful statements.”