Executive Exits Viacom After More Than 20 Years at the Company

Aug 24, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Just a few days after the ouster of CEO Philippe Dauman was completed, an executive who has been with Viacom for more than 20 years has left the company. Deadline.com reports that Carl Folta, the company’s head of corporate communications, is moving on.

The report notes that Folta joined Viacom when the company acquired Gulf+Western parent Paramount Communications in 1994.

“Folta had been at G+W for a decade before Viacom bought Paramount,” Deadline notes. “Before working for Dauman, he was the senior spokesman and adviser to Sumner Redstone.”

Tom Dooley, Viacom’s interim CEO, announced the move in a memo to staffers, writing: “My longtime friend and colleague and our head of corporate communications Carl Folta has decided to move on to the next adventure in his successful and ever-eventful career. Day in and day out, he literally had the hardest job in the company — and he handled it all with grace, skill and a smile.”

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