Crown Media Holdings has filled the ad sales slot that became available when it’s former chief of ad sales, Bill Abbott, became the company’s president and CEO.
The new EVP of Advertising Sales comes from within the company: Ed Georger. Georger was formerly SVP Ad Sales. Crown’s primary properties are the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel.
Georger will report to Abbott. Reporting to Georger will be Cindy Kelly, who moves up from SVP, New York Sales & New Media to SVP, National Advertising Sales.
Also reporting to Georger will be Stephanie Versichelli, who has joined the company as SVP, Eastern Sales. She comes to Hallmark from MTV Networks, where she was a VP, Advertising Sales.