Arti Umesh has joined Discovery Communciations as vice president, marketing strategy and partnerships, tasked with overseeing partner marketing efforts for the company’s Domestic Distribution team. She comes from the American Cancer Society, where she was director, integrated marketing planning and strategy.
Ira Goldklang has joined Entertainment Studios in Los Angeles as senior vice president of business and legal affairs. He comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he would up a 12-year tenure as VP, legal affairs, at Sony Pictures Animation.
Alex Kaplan was named executive vice president, commercial, for Discovery Communciations’s Eurosport Digital unit. He comes from the National Basketball Association, where he was senior VP, global media distribution.
MTV has elevated Garrett English to executive vice president, event programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo. He had been senior VP, programming, events and live production at MTV.
Fabrizio Alcobe has been named senior vice president of human resources at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, based in Miami. He comes from Univision Networks, where he was senior VP, administration.
LUCHA LIBRE FMV
Dorian Roldán Peña was named general manager of Lucha Libre FMV, a joint venture that owns the worldwide intellectual property of El Rey Network series Lucha Underground and Mexican wrestling promotion Lucha Libre AAA. He also serves as executive VP of Lucha Libre AAA.
Tom Caraccioli has been elevated to vice president, communications, at Outdoor Sportsman Group. He had been the company’s director of communications since September of 2013.
Jon Weisman has joined Showtime Networks in the new Los Angeles-based role of vice president, corporate public relations. He comes from the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was director, digital and print content.
STINGRAY DIGITAL GROUP
Marie Ginette Lepage has joined Stingray Digital Group as senior vice president, global sales and mobile solutions. She comes from Canadian cable operator Vidéotron, where she was VP.
Jeffrey Hirsch, chief operating officer at Starz, has signed a new long-term agreement to remain in that role with the programmer through 2020. He joined the network in 2015 after serving as VP and chief marketing officer, residential sales at Time Warner Cable.
Greg Loose was elevated to chief technology officer at Wazee Digital, a Denver-based cloudnative video management and licensing services provider. He was senior VP of product and engineering.
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER
Clete Johnson has joined Washington, D.C., law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer as a partner. He comes from the U.S. Commerce Department, where he was a senior adviser to former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on cybersecurity and encryption.
Rick Resnick was promoted to senior vice president of sports par tnership solut ions at Univision Communications. He has developed the sales marketing strategy for Univision Deportes sports properties since 2011.
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