New York-based targeted TV advertising firm Centriply has added Rich Kaufman as vice president, business development. He comes from the Digital Place-Based Advertising Association, where he was VP, ad sales.
Comcast has elevated D’Arcy F. Rudnay to executive vice president, chief communications officer from senior VP.
Also, Arthur R. Block advanced to executive vice president, general counsel and secretary from senior VP, continuing to serve as the company’s chief legal officer.
And Lawrence Salva was promoted to executive vice president, chief accounting officer and controller from senior VP.
Comcast Ventures, Comcast’s venture-capital arm, has hired Laurence “Lo” Toney to expand its Catalyst Fund to the West Coast. Toney is the former CEO of LearnStreet.
Marc Graboff has joined Discovery Communications as president, global business & legal affairs, production management and studios, based in Los Angeles. He most recently served as president of Core Media Group.
Jeff Huppertz was named vice president, marketing and develoment at Ottawabased on-demand TV software and solutions firm Espial. He had been senior VP, business and corporate development at Sea- Well Networks until the firm’s 2014 acquisition by Arris.
Katherine Nelson advanced to senior vice president, communications, for NBCUniversal-owned networks Syfy and Chiller. She comes from Esquire Network, where she was senior VP, communications.
Kevin Aratari has joined Los Angeles-based entertainment brand consultancy Troika as head of business development and marketing communications. He comes from mOcean, where he was chief marketing officer.
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Victoria Marcroft was upped to vice president of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s marketing, promotion and publicity departmetn for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She had been executive director.