Fox’s President of Marketing & Communications Joe Earley has restructured the network’s marketing and communications teams. Under the previous setup, more than 10 different groups in the two areas reported directly to Earley. Now, that will be trimmed to six with the consolidation of some departments’ oversight. As a result, three veteran executives, who will lead the newly formed teams, are getting promoted to EVP reporting to Earley:
Laurel Bernard has been promoted to EVP Marketing. In addition to her current role as head of national media, on-air planning and national promotions teams, she will now also oversee Fox’s affiliate marketing and multi-platform distribution marketing efforts. As part of the new structure, Michelle Garry has been elevated to SVP Multi-Platform Distribution Marketing, and will join SVP Affiliate Marketing Nick Belperio, VP National Media Emily King and VP On-Air Planning Shawn Mills as Bernard’s senior lieutenants.
Shannon Ryan has been promoted to EVP Marketing & Communications. She will oversee grassroots marketing efforts, publicity and corporate communications and creative services teams. Reporting to Ryan, George Oswald has been elevated to EVP Creative Services Group and Executive Producer Special Projects, and Jason Clark has been promoted to SVP Publicity and Corporate Communications. In addition, Tomiko Iwata, who reports to Oswald, has been promoted to SVP Creative Services Group. “These promotions create a new structure which increases collaboration and innovation,” Earley said. Continuing in their existing roles and still reporting to Earley are Missy Halperin, SVP Talent Relations; Tom Morrissey, SVP Design; and Dean Norris, SVP Special Ops.