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WWE reportedly fires top executive Lisa Fox after 20 year stint

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WWE has reportedly fired Lisa Fox, its Executive Vice President of Content, for reasons still unknown. The news was broken by the official Twitter account of Major League Wrestling. Fox has been working for the WWE since 1995, spending the first six years of her career with the company in television and sponsorship sales. In 2001 she was promoted...

WWE hires new SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

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WWE announced the hiring of Blake Bilstad as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Bilstad will be a key member of WWE’s senior leadership team and report directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. As General Counsel, Bilstad will be responsible for overseeing the legal and business affairs of the company and serving...

WWE extends deal for three of their top executives

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The latest WWE 8-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that the company has entered into a new agreement with three of their most powerful executives, Michelle D. Wilson, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, George A. Barrios, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, and Kevin Dunn, Executive Producer & Chief, Global...

WWE Senior VP of Operations Jane Geddes leaves the company

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The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Jane Geddes, who was WWE’s Senior Vice President of Operations, has departed the company with the reason behind her removal still an unknown. Geddes’ LinkedIn account states that she left WWE in February of this year. She started with the WWE in October 2011 as Vice President of Talent Relations and was...

WWE appoints new Chief Digital Officer

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WWE appointed Lou Schwartz as the company’s new Chief Digital Officer and he will be reporting to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Schwartz will lead WWE’s Digital Media division and be a key member of the company’s senior management team. Schwartz’s primary focus will be on expanding WWE’s digital and social media presence and...

WWE hires new SVP of Sales & Partnership Marketing

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WWE has hired Barry McMullin as Senior Vice President of Sales & Partnership Marketing and will be responsible for providing strategic vision for WWE’s global sales operation and WWE Network sales strategies, as well as ensuring revenue growth is aligned with company objectives. McMullin, who previously held senior level sales positions...

New member elected to WWE’s Board of Directors

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WWE today announced that television executive Laureen Ong has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ong is a 30-year veteran of the cable industry with extensive experience in sales, marketing, programming and management. Most recently, Ong spent three years as President of the Travel Channel, where she was responsible for building brand...

WWE promotes executive to EVP of Strategy & Analytics

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WWE has promoted Tandy O’Donoghue to Executive Vice President of Strategy & Analytics starting March 15. In this newly created role, she will be responsible for overseeing corporate strategy, corporate and business development and data analytics for WWE. O’Donoghue will report to WWE’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George...

WWE promotes 3 of its key executives

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WWE has promoted three of the key executives within the company to tackle the new TV rights agreement, launch of the WWE Network, distribution and other expansions in international markets. Michelle D. Wilson, formerly Chief Marketing Officer, has been promoted to Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer and will now oversee all of the company’s...

WWE hires new Executive Vice President of Programming

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WWE today announced the appointment of Matthew Singerman as Executive Vice President, Programming. Singerman, who previously held senior level positions at Fox News Channel, TV Guide Network and Reelz Channel, will report directly to WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon. In this newly created role, Singerman will be responsible...

Human Resources SVP takes over as VP of Talent Relations

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PWInsider.com is reporting that Sean Cleary has taken over the role of Vice President of Talent Relations after Jane Geddes was promoted to SVP working directly with Triple H. According to his LinkedIn profile, Cleary took over the position last month after serving a year as SVP of Human Resources for WWE. Prior to joining WWE, Cleary had similar...

WWE hires new SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

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WWE today announced the appointment of Laura A. Brevetti as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Vince McMahon. Brevetti brings extensive legal and management experience to WWE and will be a key member of the senior executive team. As General Counsel, Brevetti...

WWE names new Vice President of Kids Entertainment

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WWE announced the appointment of Michele Martell as Vice President, Kids Entertainment. Martell, who will report to WWE Executive Vice President, Creative, Stephanie McMahon, will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development, execution, and promotion of WWE’s kids entertainment strategy. Martell will focus on production, digital...

WWE promotes executive to VP of Global Digital Sales

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WWE has announced the promotion of Brian Maddox from Director of National Sales to Vice President of Global Digital Sales, and will be reporting to the Global Head of Sales and Partnerships, Michael Pine. In his new role, Maddox will be responsible for monetizing all of WWE’s digital, video, social, and mobile assets, including WWE.com...

WWE hires new SVP of Global Sales & Partnership Marketing

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WWE today announced the appointment of Michael Pine as Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Partnership Marketing. Prior to joining WWE, Pine held senior level sales positions at Turner Broadcasting, UFC, World Triathlon Corporation, and most recently IMG. He will report directly to WWE Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle D. Wilson. As head...

New Executive Vice President of WWE International appointed

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WWE yesterday announced the hiring of Gerrit Meier as Executive Vice President of WWE International. Meier will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. As the head of the International division, Meier will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team. He will be responsible for growing WWE’s brand and business outside...