March 23, 2012
Comings & Goings
By Kaylee Hultgren
Adam Dolgins has joined truTV as SVP, Alternative Original Programming, where he’ll head up all new and current programming within the comedic and alternative reality categories. His team is charged with oversight of current shows like “Impractical Jokers” and upcoming originals, such as “Killer Karaoke,” a new series hosted by former “Jackass” star Steve-O. Dolgins previously ran his own production company, called Fractured Hip Productions, where he exec produced shows such as MTV’s “Silent Library” and “Boiling Points.” He’s produced numerous cable programs on nets like CMT, VH1 and Adult Swim. truTV’s Tony Horn will remain SVP, Current Programming, and will work on more traditional reality series like “Hardcore Pawn.” Both Horn and Dolgins report to Darren Campo, SVP, Programming, Production and Development. Interestingly, Dolgins got his start in marketing for the satire mag “SPY.” He’s also the author of the book, “Rock Names: From ABBA to ZZ Top, How Rock Bands Got Their Names.”
Tracy Pitcher Rebecca Scilingo Amy Stipandic
Three women committed to transforming the customer service experience at Comcast have earned promotions. Tracy Pitcher was upped to SVP, Small-and Mid-Sized Business Ops, Comcast Business Services, after being at the company for little more than a year. She leads strategy of service delivery, technical ops and customer care for SMB customers. Her mission: improve satisfaction, consistency and efficiency when dealing with customers. And she’s developed best practices and metrics to achieve results. Pitcher reports to Bill Stemper, Pres, Comcast Business Services. Rebecca Scilingo is now SVP, Enterprise Project Management Office, Comcast Cable. In her new role she’ll continue to bring innovative products and services to customers. Lastly, Amy Stipandic went from VP, Strategic Process, Design and Delivery, Comcast Cable, to landing the SVP role. Reporting to Rick Germano, SVP, National Customer Ops, she’ll continue to lead with a business process design approach to tech development and improving customer service. She’s also responsible for designing Comcast’s joint service experience with Verizon Wireless.
Nickelodeon has tapped Colleen Fitzpatrick as Vice President, Music, Nickelodeon Group. She’ll report to Doug Cohn, SVP, Music & Talent, and oversee music-based recording, performance and production, which includes digital channels Nick Jr., Nicktoons and TeenNick. On-site management of recording sessions and music video shoots, working with the songwriting and music publishing communities and ensuring Nick’s music initiatives align with business goals fall under her purview. And she’s got plenty of music experience to back it up. Previously at the licensing and publishing division of Collective Songs, Fitzpatrick has worked with Linkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Alanis Morissette and many others. But that’s not all. We saved the best for last. Remember the singles “Graduation” and “Smile?” That’s right, Fitzpatrick is none other than the multi-platinum recording artist Vitamin C. Oh yeah, and she’s also an actress, having graced the stage of John Waters’ “Hairspray” as Amber Von Tussle. Now that’s knowing your industry.