Cablevision Systems has advanced Bret Richter to executive vice president, corporate finance and development. He previously served as senior VP, financial strategy and development, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, corporate development and other critical corporate initiatives.
Also, Cablevision has added Cindi Buckwalter as senior vice president, investor relations. She was VP of investor relations for Scientific Games, a global lottery and gaming technology and services provider.
Janice Roberts was promoted to senior vice president, field services at Cox Communications, responsible for all residential and Cox Business field operations nationwide including regional call centers and operations support. She had been VP, field services.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has promoted director of operations Tom Pahnke to senior director of network operations; and digital media managing editor Mike Wargo to director of digital media.
Keshet International unit Keshet Productions U.K. has named Simon Shalgosky as head of development, non-scripted. He comes from ITV Studios, where he was head of development.
Dana Strong was named senior vice president, chief transformation officer at Denver-based Liberty Global. She was chief operating officer of U.K. cable operator Virgin Media, a Liberty Global unit.
Production company Loud TV in New York has named Jordana Hochman as senior vice president, programming. She comes from sister company Leftfield Pictures, where she was VP programming, and will remain as executive producer on select Leftfield projects.
Gina LaRussa was promoted to senior vice president, human resources, advertising sales at NBCUniversal. She comes from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she had served as director of human capital.
Jennifer Dorian was named general manager of Turner Classic Movies. She had been chief strategy officer at Turner Entertainment Networks.
Also, Genevieve McGillicuddy advanced to vice president, brand activation and partnerships at TCM.
Los Angeles-based multiplatform video services provider Vubiquity has named Michele Edelman executive vice president, marketing and communications. She comes from Warner Bros. Studios’s Home Entertainment Division, where had served as VP, worldwide direct-to-consumer marketing.
Lisa Fox Lee has joined World Wrestling Entertainment as executive vice president, content. The 19-year WWE veteran had been senior VP, network programming.