Things are moving fast over there in Burbank. Less than a day after longtime CFO Ed Romano was made Vice Chairman, Warner Bros revealed who their new money boss is going to be. Kim Williams is heading over to the home of Batman, after 2-plus years as CORE Media Group CFO.
“Kim is a proven finance pro with an impressive track record and a background that fits perfectly with our needs,” said WB CEO and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara today of the new EVP and CFO. “Ed left big shoes to fill, but I believe Kim is more than up to the task.” Previously the COO of the NFL Network and before that SVP & Chief Financial Officer for NBC West Coast, Williams takes up her new gig on January 15, AKA the day the Oscar nominations are announced.
Williams isn’t the only corporate move taking place at WB today. As Tsujihara furthers his hold on the place after over a year and a half in the top spot, the CEO has promoted vet SVP and Controller Reg Harpur to the role of EVP Operations and Planning. “Earlier this year, we set some very ambitious goals for the Studio, both operationally and financially,” Tsujihara said today in a clear reference to the redundancies and cost slashing that WB has put in place recently. “In his new role, Reg will be able to draw from more than two decades’ experience with Warner Bros. to help us reach those goals. This promotion reflects the many contributions Reg has made to the company throughout his career, and I look forward to working with him in this expanded role.” Previously at Ernst & Young, Harpur joined WB in 1992 and got his Controller job two years later.
No word yet on who is getting Harpur’s old job, but at this rate I doubt it’ll be long before another corporate name plate is being put on the Controller office’s door.