UPDATE: It’s rare for two Big Media companies — Viacom and Time Warner — to promote their senior HR-type executives, much less at almost the same time. The latest is Andy LaValle, who has been promoted to Senior Managing Director, West, of Executive Search at Time Warner. He was previously managing director and based at Time Warner’s NYC corporate headquarters. He now moves to the Warner Bros lot in Burbank to work on tightening the link between NY and all Time Warner West Coast operations. He has been with Time Warner since 2005. Prior to that he was a founding member of Christian & Timbers, an executive search firm. Meanwhile, yesterday Viacom announced the replacement of its EVP Human Resources & Administration. Scott Mills was promoted Mills to succeed Denise White, who is leaving the company.
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