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1/18/2016 8:00 AM Eastern

AIRTIES
Airties Wireless Networks in Sunnyvale, Calif., has named Oz Yildrim as executive vice president and general manager, North America. He previously oversaw the company’s Gateway and Wireless product portfolio.

 

ARSENALCREATIVE
Andy Bate has joined visualeffects studio ArsenalCreative in Santa Monica, Calif., as head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. He comes from a52.

 

BLEACHER REPORT
Dave Finocchio has rejoined Turner Sports-owned Internet brand Bleacher Report as CEO. The founder of the website had been a senior adviser.

 

Also, Rory Brown was upped to president of Bleacher Report. He had been chief content officer.

 

BRAVO/OXYGEN
Bravo and Oxygen Media has named Barry Rosenberg as vice president, communications. He comes from A+E Network, where he was VP, corporate communications, working on ad-sales initiatives, affiliate relations and digital extensions across the company’s portfolio.

 

CMJ
CMJ Productions II in Montreal has named Michael Katz as senior development. Katz, who will continue to operate Michael Katz Media Consultancy, is a former VP, programming, production and marketing at A+E Networks International.

 

FCC
Sean Conway has been named deputy director of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs. He was a legal adviser in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

FYI
Paul Greenberg has joined A+E Networks’s FYI as executive vice president and general manager of the network. He comes from Nylon, an international provider of fashion, music and pop-culture content for millennial women.

 

JUMPLINE
New York-based Jumpline Group has named Laura Schooling as managing director of the company, responsible for marketing and operations at boutique agency Jumpline and affilated production company BehindTheLine Productions.

 

Also, Sarah Cowperthwaite was elevated to head of talent and productions at BehindTheLine.

 

TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association in Arlington, Va., has tapped Barbara Labuskes as chief financial officer. She comes from Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, where she was CFO.

 

Also, Limor Schafman has joined TIA as director, content development. She had been a marketing strategy and business development adviser to digital media, video gaming, theme park, mobile, software and hardware industries.

 

And K.C. Swanson has joined TIA as director, global policy. She had been director, communications, for the Beijingbased American Chamber of Commerce in China.

 

TRIBECA
Andrew Essex was named CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, based in New York. He comes from creative agency Droga5, where he was vice chair and founding CEO.

 

UNIVISION
Beau Ferrari has been named to the new Miami-based post of executive vice president, corporate strategy and development at Univision Communications. He most recently served as the Spanish-language media company’s executive VP of operations.

 

Also, Jorge “Pepo” Ferradas was named president of Univision Communications’s music division. He most recently served as senior vice president of touring at LiveNation, overseeing global rights management for Shakira.

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