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Notable executives on the move
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AMC NETWORKS

AMC Networks has named Joshua Reader president of distribution and development, a new role on the senior management team. Reader, who joined AMCN in 2011, was most recently executive VP of business development.

Joshua Reader

Joshua Reader

FREEFORM

Freeform named Casey Brickner as vice president, creative, branding and design. She had been VP and creative director, television and new media, at Los Angeles-based advertising agency Trailer Park.

VIACOMCBS

Nancy Phillips will also join the post-merger ViacomCBS as executive vice president, chief people officer. She comes from measurement firm Nielsen, where she had served in the role of chief human resources officer.

CONEXON

Steven E. Collier has joined Conexon, a Kansas City-based firm assisting electric co-ops in deploying broadband networks, as vice president, business development. He is a public speaker, instructor and author.

NBC CHICAGO

Jill Fields was elevated senior vice president, ad sales at NBC Sports Chicago, NBC station WMAQ Chicago and Telemundo station WSNS Chicago. She was VP, general sales manager of NBC Sports Chicago since 2017.

Marva Smalls

Marva Smalls

VIACOMCBS

And Marva Smalls was named ViacomCBS executive vice president and global head of inclusion. She was Viacom’s executive VP, global head of inclusion strategy and will retain her public-affairs duties at Nickelodeon.

CROWN MEDIA

Paul Hodgkinson was named Los Angeles-based vice president, human resources at Hallmark Channel parent Crown Media Family Networks. He was director of people and culture at union SAG-AFTRA.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON

Chris Wayland was tapped as senior vice president, general manager of NBC Sports Boston. He will continue as senior VP and station manager of NBC station WBTS, Telemundo station WNEU and New England Cable News.

VONAGE

Holmdel, N.J.-based Vonage Holdings has named Rodolpho Cardenuto as president of its applications group. He comes from SAP, where he had most recently served as the company's president of global partner operations.

Stephen Bye

Stephen Bye

DISH NETWORK

Stephen Bye has joined Dish Network’s executive wireless leadership team as executive vice president, chief commercial officer. Most recently CEO of Community Wireless, Bye is a former C-Spire and Sprint executive.

VIACOMCBS

ViacomCBS has named Alex Berkett as executive vice president, corporate development and strategy of the post-merger company. He had been senior vice president, corporate development and strategy at Viacom.

WARNERMEDIA

WarnerMedia Entertainment has appointed Corie Henson as executive vice president, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. She comes from Fox, where she had served as executive VP of alternative entertainment.

BRIEFLY NOTED

Nick Madsen has joined Los Angeles-based business hosted voice provider Broadvoice as regional sales manager. He comes from Starleaf, where he oversaw Central U.S. and West Coast sales teams. … Also at Dish Network, Marc Rouanne was named chief network officer of the executive wireless team. He is a former Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent executive. … NBCUniversal Advertising & Partner­ships has tapped Ryan McConville for the new role of executive vice president, ad platforms and operations. He was president and chief operating officer of Kargo. … E.W. Scripps Co. has elevated Marcus Riley to senior director of content strategy for its East Coast TV stations. He had been digital director and editorial director at Scripps-owned NBC affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee. … The Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association has tapped Steve Buehrer as its new executive director. A former Ohio Republican legislator and official, he most recently ran the Columbus-based Ohio Public Policy practice of Carpenter, Lipps & Leland.

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