Press release from A+E Networks, Oct. 9, 2018:
A+E Networks has elevated three Ad Sales executives. Christine Olson has been promoted to Vice President, Ad Sales and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s Chicago-based Ad Sales team. Lisa Mallen has been promoted to Vice President, Ad Sales and will be responsible for overseeing Ad Sales efforts throughout the Eastern Region, from New Jersey to Florida. Heath Pisarcik is elevated to Vice President, Ad Sales and will manage the Los Angeles-based sales team covering the Western region. The announcement was made today by Peter Olsen, Executive Vice President, A+E Networks.
“I am thrilled to announce these promotions which reinforce our targeted sales approach by entrenching best in service teams across dedicated territories,” said Olsen. “Christine, Lisa and Heath are proven leaders with over sixty years of agency and sales experience between them, and I look forward to their immediate contributions as they bring strategic solutions and opportunists to our customers.”
Olson joined A+E Networks in 2013 and has twenty years of agency-side experience including fifteen years at Starcom in Chicago where she led cable negotiations as SVP of Activation. Olson will report to Jim Hoffman, SVP of Ad Sales Regional Offices and Program Partnerships.
Mallen joined A+E Networks in 2014 to head up the launch of the company’s lifestyle based network, FYI. Mallen has over twenty years of sales executive experience, and before joining A+E spent 10 years at Discovery as VP of Sales at OWN, where she served as an instrumental part of the cable launch. Mallen will report to Brian Joyce, SVP of Ad Sales.
Pisarcik joined A+E in 2004 as an Account Executive, and was promoted to Selling Director in 2011. He has over twenty years of agency and sales experience, including agency-side experience at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles and DGWB as well as sales side experience at Turner Broadcasting and Adlink. Pisaracik will report to Jim Hoffman.