Discovery Communications announced today that it has filled a key executive position on the sales side, promoting company veteran James Levitt to Senior Vice President National Ad Sales in the U.S., effective immediately. Levitt reports to Ben Price, President, Advertising Sales.
“In this management position, Levitt will oversee national ad sales efforts across Discovery Communications’ U.S. networks, as well as client and agency relationships in partnership with Senior Vice President of National Ad Sales, Nicole Cleary,” the company said in today’s announcement.
The announcement notes that Levitt joined Discovery in 1999 as an account executive and has risen through the ranks, most recently serving as Vice President of National Advertising Sales. “During his tenure, Levitt has consistently exceeded sales goals for his brands and played an integral role in the launch efforts for several networks, most notably Investigation Discovery,” the announcement adds.
Said Price: “The top priority for Discovery’s sales organization is to provide client and agency partners with the best programming and the most trusted ad environments, and as importantly, the best sales leaders servicing their business. For nearly two decades, Jamie has done exactly that; delivering strong results for Discovery and our partners alike, and I look forward to him bringing his expertise to his new role.”