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Mary Caraccioli was promoted to senior vice president, news output, at Al Jazeera America. She had been senior executive producer, primetime news.


Emerson Perez has joined Bridge Technologies as regional manager, Latin America. A 25-year veteran of the broadcast and IPTV industries, he has held management positions with companies such as Technicolor, Grass Valley, Encoda and Odetics.


Comcast’s Southern Region in Atlanta named Tony Reed as regional vice president of engineering. He had been regional VP, engineering, for Comcast Greater Chicago.


Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment has added Jim Griffiths as senior vice president, content purchasing and distribution. He had been CEO of GSD LLC, a consulting firm specializing in supporting the business and growth strategies of international media companies.

Also, Julian Gorniok has joined Global Eagle as vice president, integrations and operations development. He comes from the media and entertainment practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was an M&A adviser.


Brett Leitner has joined Music Choice in New York as senior director, distribution sales and affiliate relations. He comes from HBO, where he worked in the pay TV network’s Domestic Network Distribution Group for 10 years.


Los Angeles-based entertainment PR firm MPRM Communications has added Courtney Dolliver as an account supervisor in its Home Entertainment practice and Melissa Mills as an account supervisor on its Digital Media and Technology team.

Also, Leif Helland was promoted to executive director; Caitlin McGee and Guido Gotz were upped to drector; and Shelby Kimlick advanced to account supervisor.


April Valentino was elevated to vice president, business development based at OnProcess Techonlogy in Denver, leading sales for support programs that target MSO technical field operations. She was director.


Dave Longaker has joined Santa Clara, Calif.-based Rovi as chief revenue officer, a newly created post. He comes from Alcatel-Lucent, where he was senior VP, sales.


Simulmedia in New York has promoted J. Peter Ban to chief operating officer of the targeted TV-advertising firm. He was senior VP of business operations.


David Jaye has been named chief marketing officer at The Weather Co. in Atlanta as chief marketing officer. He comes from Google, where he was head of creative agency client development.

Also, Maureen Marshall was upped to vice president, communications, based in New York. She had been director, communications.