Joel Manzano has joined AMC Networks in New York as VP of international programming. He had been director of development at Hoodlum Entertainment, running the company’s U.S. strategy and driving international projects.
Kathleen Annito was named regional channel manager at Los Angeles-based business telecom services provider Broadvoice. A 20-year veteran, she had been regional sales manager at StarLeaf.
Effectv, Comcast Cable’s ad-sales division, has added Keri Reisbeck as vice president, human resources, the unit’s first HR lead. Based in Colorado, she was HR lead for Comcast Spotlight’s sales markets division.
Cloud-based production management platform eTribes has named Laura Grange sales manager, U.K., France and Italy. She comes from Mister Smith Entertainment, where she was VP of international licensing and distribution.
Bernie Han has joined Frontier Communications in Norwalk, Connecticut, as president and CEO. He is a former chief financial officer, chief operating officer and executive VP, strategic planning, at Dish Network.
Jeff Rossen has joined Hearst Television as chief national consumer correspondent, based in New York. Rossen comes from NBC News, where he reported for Today, NBC Nightly News and other shows and digital platforms.
Scott Sprague has joined London-based satellite firm Isotropic Systems as chief commercial officer. He is a former executive with companies such as OneWeb, NewSat, SES and Asia Broadcast Satellite Ltd.
Shona Pinnock was named diversity and inclusion director at Meredith, responsible for programs across all businesses. She previously served as diversity and inclusion officer and human resources director at Consumer Reports.
John Shea was promoted to global president, marketing and events, at integrated marketing and talent agency Octagon Worldwide. He had been president of marketing, Americas, at the Stamford, Connecticut-based company.
Consultancy The Miles Group in New York has added Endre Holen as managing director. He comes from McKinsey & Co., where he led the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice.
Hilda Garcia was tapped as vice president, digital local news at Univision Communications, tasked with leading and expanding the Digital Local News vertical. A 30-year media veteran, she joined Univision in 2013.
Also at Univision Digital, Fernando Mexia advanced to senior director, managing editor of entertainment. He will manage Univision Digital’s editorial entertainment team and execute new editorial products, among other tasks.
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The Association of National Advertisers has named actor and social media influencer Busy Philipps to the SeeHer advisory board. … Terie Hannay has joined Kansas City-based Conexon as VP, telecommuications services, working with electric cooperatives to deploy and utilize fiber broadband networks. She is a 20-year veteran of the competitive local exchange carrier and cable businesses. … Preeya Vyas has joined New York-based advertising agency DeVito/Verdi as chief strategy and innovation officer. She comes from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, where she was chief experience officer. …… Chris Loveall has joined streaming service Disney+ as VP, content, international, tasked with developing scripted and unscripted series. He comes from AMC Networks, where he was VP of international programming. … Francisco Salguero has joined the FCC as the agency’s chief information officer. He had been deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. … Former U.S. Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple has joined the Motion Picture Association in Washington, D.C., as global general counsel.