Daniel Suratt has advanced to president, corporate development, strategy and investments at A+E Networks in New York. He had been head of digital media & business development.
Also, Sean Cohan was elevated to president, international and digital media. He will continue to lead the A+E Networks International division.
And A+E Networks advanced Akhila Khanna to director, international media and business development.
Steve Necessary has been elevated to executive vice president at Cox Communications, responsible for leading product development and management at the Atlanta-based MSO. He had been vice president, video product development and had led the organization on an interim basis for the past several months.
Tiffany Moore has joined the Consumer Technology Association in Arlington, Va., as vice president of congressional affairs. She had most recently been a consultant to TwinLogic Strategies, a boutique government- relations firm.
Discovery Studios, the Los Angeles-based in-house production studio of Discovery Communications, has named Sandy Varo Jarrell as senior vice president of creative. She comes from TLC, where she was senior VP, production and development.
Disney/ABC Television Group has upped Skarpi Hedinsson to chief technology officer. He had been senior VP, technology & platform, digital media.
FilmOn TV Networks has added David Goldsmith as chief strategy officer and head of corporate development. The veteran broadcast TV executive and producer had been serving as a corporate strategist for the company.
FremantleMedia International has named Caroline Kusser as senior vice president, sales and distribution for its U.S. arm, a new post based in Los Angeles. She comes from CAROKUSSER, a TV-content distribution service whose clients included ZDF Enterprises.
Philippe Bernard has been named chairman and CEO of Parisbased Globecast. He comes from Orange Group, where he was executive VP of quality, customer experience and sales.
Daniel Taitz has been named executive vice president, chief operating officer of Pittsburgh-based mobile video-software firm Penthera. His past jobs have included interim CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and senior VP, business affairs at Univision Communications.
Elizabeth Weinreb Fishman has joined Sesame Workshop in New York as vice president, strategic communications. She comes from Columbia Journalism School, where she had been associate dean for communications, responsible for strategic communications, media relations and special events.
TLC has expanded the role of executive vice president, development and production Howard Lee to oversee the network’s entire programming slate originating from Los Angeles, New York and Silver Spring, Md. He had overseen East Coast development.
John Brody has joined World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, Conn., as executive vice president, global sales and partnerships. He comes from the National Football League in New York, where he was senior VP of sponsorship and media sales.
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