Christine Olson has been promoted to vice president, ad sales at A+E Networks, responsible for overseeing the company’s Chicago-based ad sales team. The 20-year agency-side veteran had joined the programmer in 2013.
The Walt Disney Co. has named Peter Rice as chairman of Walt Disney Television and co-chair of Disney Media Networks upon its acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox. Rice had been chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group.
ESPN has elevated 15-year company veteran Laura Gentile to senior vice president of marketing. She had been senior VP, business operations and content strategy at the sports programmer while also leading espnW and Women’s Initiatives.
Michelle Ray has been elevated to executive director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, responsible for day-to-day management of the industry diversity and inclusion group. She had been interim executive director.
Tina Perry has been named general manager of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, replacing departing president Erik Logan. She was elevated from executive VP, business and legal affairs at the network.
Sarah Whalen has joined Tremendous! Entertainment as executive vice president, development. She was executive VP of programming and development at Original Productions, with such credits as Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars.