A transition is under way in the executive ranks at AMC Networks, where longtime Executive VP and Chief Communications Officer Ellen Kroner is set to retire at the end of the year.
“She will be succeeded by Georgia Juvelis and Jim Maiella, who will serve as senior vice presidents and co-heads of corporate communications starting in 2017,” the company said in an announcement. “The pair will report to Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks.”
Said Sapan: “Ellen has run communications at AMC Networks during a dynamic period of growth and success that completely transformed the company and its relationships with viewers, investors, employees, creative and business partners and other key constituencies. Her steady leadership, instincts and expertise in communications and ability to work with and manage people on her team and across the company have served us incredibly well during her long and productive tenure. She has been a trusted advisor to so many here and I know I speak for the entire company when I say that — while we congratulate her on this new chapter — we are profoundly sorry to see her leave AMC Networks.”
Kroner has been with AMC since 1998, and has headed the AMC Networks communications operation for the past 11 years.
Said Kroner: “I’ve had the incredibly good fortune to enjoy a fascinating and satisfying 19 years at AMC Networks. The company’s dramatic growth and success has provided a dream narrative for a communicator. Georgia Juvelis and Jim Maiella have been important contributors to this narrative for some time, and I am confident that they will do a terrific job of leading Corporate Communications at AMC Networks.”
Juvelis has been with AMC Networks since 2008, and Maiella joined the company in 2013 after more than a decade at its sister company, the former Cablevision Systems Corp.