Cox Media Group announced a number of moves in its top executive ranks today, including promoting Brett Fennell, currently CMG’s Chief Financial Officer, to CFO & Executive VP of National Ad Platforms, which includes CoxReps, Gamut and Videa.
Additionally, David Palmer, currently Senior VP of Sales for CoxReps and President of HRP, is being promoted to President of CoxReps, reporting directly to Fennell. Jason Morrow, currently President of TeleRep, a division of CoxReps, is receiving a promotion to Chief Operating Officer of CoxReps.
All of the moves are effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Kim Guthrie, currently CMG EVP of National Ad Platforms, will be CMG’s new President effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Said Guthrie: “It is remarkable to be able to tap such strong internal talent in our leadership ranks to fill these important roles. The alignment of CoxReps, Gamut and Videa under Brett’s strategic leadership will take these businesses to the next level for our valued broadcast advertising customers.”
In its announcement, Cox Media Group notes: “Fennell adds National Ad Platforms to his current portfolio that also includes CMG Strategy, Engineering and Legal. Fennell was named CMG’s CFO in 2014. Before joining CMG, Fennell was VP of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) at Manheim, where he built and provided vision for an FP&A organization that previously did not exist in Cox Enterprises’ second-largest operating division. His other Cox career highlights include Assistant Vice President of FP&A at Cox Enterprises, Director of Commercial Operations at Cox Communications, and Director of FP&A at Cox Communications.”
Fennell commented in the announcement: “I look forward to working more closely with the CoxReps, Gamut and Videa teams and building on the strong collaborative foundation that has all of these businesses positioned for a very strong future with Cox Media Group.”
The announcement adds: “In his new role as President of CoxReps, Palmer will add Gamut to his leadership responsibilities. Palmer was named to his current position earlier this year. In 2009, Palmer became President of HRP, a division of CoxReps, and he also has held the position of Vice President, Group Manager in New York, after serving in various management and sales positions in Chicago and Los Angeles.
“Morrow, formerly President of TeleRep based in New York City, joined TeleRep in 1993 as a Research Analyst and was an Account Executive in NYC before moving to the Atlanta office in 1998. While in Atlanta, he served in various sales and management capacities, including Senior VP and Director of Sales.”