ABC Sales president Geri Wang will retire in March 2017 after a 27-year run at the network, she said today. There was no word on who would succeed her.
Wang started at ABC in 1990 as a daytime planner in 1990 and worked her way up the ladder, eventually becoming SVP Primetime Sales in 2000 and president of ABC Sales in 2010. She currently leads a team of nearly 300 and is responsible for advertising sales and integrated marketing across the entire ABC portfolio.
“While we all understand and respect Geri’s decision, she will be greatly missed – both inside Disney|ABC and around the globe with our many clients,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC Television Group. “Geri is a force of nature – one of the best and brightest in our business. Relentless in her commitment to ABC, formidable at the negotiating table and a fierce advocate for all clients, she has raised the standards of everyone who works with her. We all wish her the very best, no one more than I.”
Said Wang: “It has been an honor and a privilege to represent ABC for these past 27 years. I truly love ABC: the people, the programs, the ideals. It’s been a magnificent journey, and I want to thank my team for all of their hard work, their brilliance and their friendship. No one is luckier than me.”