Steven R. Smith was elevated to president of AccuWeather, responsible for companywide products, technology, research and development, corporate development and strategy. He had been president of AccuWeather’s Digital Media division.


Karen Gray was named executive vice president of human resources at A+E Networks, responsible for global HR functions with a focus on culture and people. She was head of human resources at auction house Christie’s.


Programmatic video advertising platform Beachfront has added Ben Abbatiello as vice president of advanced TV, based in New York. He comes from SpotX, where he had been VP, audience and distribution management.


Liza Rodriguez Krontilik has joined Hallmark Channel parent Crown Media Family Networks in New York as vice president, ad sales marketing. She had been director, ad sales marketing at Discovery.


John Roos was elevated to executive vice president of corporate communications and research at INSP in Indian Land, S.C. The company veteran had been senior VP of corporate communications and research.


WarnerMedia has tapped Molly Battin as chief corporate marketing and brand strategy officer. She had been executive VP and global chief communications and corporate marketing officer for WarnerMedia’s Turner unit.