Happy New Year: You have a new role, here!
That’s the message a host of executives at Sinclair Broadcast Group received on Veterans’ Day from the Baltimore-based company.
The following transitions are set to occur on Jan. 1, 2017:
- David Amy will shift from EVP/COO to Vice Chairman. Mr. Amy will have oversight of Human Resources, Corporate Marketing and Sinclair’s Networks Group.
- Barry Faber, Sinclair’s EVP/General Counsel, tacks on additional duties for Distribution and Network Relations, and will be the key point person on building network partner relationships.
- Steven Pruett moves from Co-COO of Sinclair Television Group to EVP and Chief TV Development Officer. He will be responsible for developing new business models.
- Steven Marks — also a Co-COO of Sinclair Television Group — becomes EVP/COO for Sinclair Television Group. He will assume direct oversight for all TV station operations.
- Robert Malandra transitions from SVP/Television Finance to SVP/Advanced Revenue Development & Analytics. Malandra will be responsible for revenue analytics and revenue initiative implementations.
- William Butler, presently SVP/Promotions & Corporate Marketing, will be retiring on March 2, 2017. He will be succeeded by VP/Promotions Dana Feldman.
The announced changes are part of our broader plan to better align the organization in a changing media landscape and focus our resources and management teams in critical competitive and growth areas,” said Chris Ripley, who was recently named President & CEO. “Each person brings strategic strength to their respective area, and we are confident in their ability to help us navigate and drive the business as we head into these transformative years.”
No further comment was made on why the changes were made.
Marks has served as Co-COO/Television since 2013, as COO/Television from 2003 to 2013, as VP/Regional Director from 2002 to 2003, and as Regional Director from 1994 to 2002.
Prior to that, Marks served as General Manager for Sinclair’s flagship station, Fox affiliate WBFF-45 in Baltimore, from 1991 to 1994. From 1986 until joining WBFF in 1991, Marks served as GSM at WTTE-TV in Columbus, Ohio. Before that, he was NSM for Fox WFLX-29 in West Palm Beach, Florida.