Karen Brown Robin Schwartz to VP-programming, from writer/producer developing prime-time comedy and drama pilots for ABC, CBS, the WB and Fox. Tina Sharkey to SVP-lifestyle and community programming, from principal at Majestic Partners, a media and technology consulting firm in New York. Richard Yelen to corporate VP-marketing at corporate headquarters in St. Louis, from chief marketing officer and SVP-marketing for ACTV in New York. Cory Johnson to CNBC Silicon Valley correspondent covering West Coast business news, from editor at large at The Industry Standard. Bonnie L. Cleaver to senior director, new product development, from independent consultant. Kelli Whitfield to director, new video product development, from national manager, business development. Alan Braverman to EVP and general counsel, from EVP and general counsel, ABC Inc. and deputy general counsel, the Walt Disney Co. Martin Leamy to CEO, from president and CEO of OpenTV. Jaison Dolvane, company co-founder, has been named president. Raymond Dittrich to EVP-sales and marketing, from VP-sales and marketing for MSU devices, a home automation manufacturer based in Plano, Texas. Peter Schultz to director of solutions marketing, from senior business development manager with Liberate Technologies. Mike Wilcyzynski to general manager of ad sales for the MSO’s Indiana systems, from regional VP at Adelphia Media Services. Norm Fraquhar to CFO, from CFO of AirPrime Inc., a private wireless firm. Lisa Shoemaker to local account executive, from account executive at Interep Radio in Boston. Dotty Ewing to SVP-marketing and promotion, from president of the Ewing Group, a telecommunications marketing consultancy. Mark Rudolph to managing director of Playboy Television International and EVP, Playboy Entertainment Group Inc., from chairman and CEO of Flycode Inc. Richard P. Johnson to VP and CFO, from co-founder and CEO of two high-tech optical and communication equipment start-ups. Michael Lafavore to editor in chief of TV Guide magazine, from editor in chief and founder of Men’s Health magazine. George Hillier to VP-sales, from executive sales director at OpenTV. Send people and calendar information and photos to: cableconnections@mediacentral.com.

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