NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — James W. Barge has been named Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), it was announced today by Thomas E. Dooley, Viacom’s Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Mr. Barge, who previously served as Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury for the Company, succeeds Mr. Dooley, who has served as Viacom’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2007.
Mr. Barge, 55, will be responsible for the Company’s financial reporting and planning, accounting, tax and treasury functions, as well as Viacom’s information technology activities. He will continue to report to Mr. Dooley.
Mr. Dooley also announced the appointment of Katherine Gill-Charest to the post of Senior Vice President and Controller for Viacom. In this role, she will have direct responsibility for the financial reporting, accounting and financial compliance activities of Viacom and its subsidiaries. Ms. Gill-Charest, 46, has been Vice President and Deputy Controller of Viacom since June 2007. She will report to Mr. Barge.
Both positions are effective October 1, 2010.