Karen Brown Stephen Swad to CFO, from EVP of finance and accounting for Turner Broadcasting System. J. Curt Hockemeier to the board of directors. He remains president and CEO of Arbinet. Eric Fischer to regional VP, from VP-advertising sales at ABC Family and Kids. Jim Francisco to VP/GM for Delmarva, Md., from GM of Comcast’s New Haven and Danbury, Conn., cable systems. Mary Beezley to director of market research and development, from VP and secretary of B&B Financial Services. John Miller to VP-technical operations for FCNG and FSN, from director of technical operations. Lucie Salhany to the board of directors. She is the founding CEO of UPN and operated Boston-based consulting firm JHMedia. Jon Peisinger to board member. He currently heads Creative Branding Systems. David Grossman to manager, New York sales, from account executive for the TeleFutura Network sales department. John Swartz to account executive, from senior account executive at ABC Cable Networks Group. Pamela Reyes to account executive for network sales, from marketing and promotions manager for Televisa International. Val Boreland to VP, scheduling, planning and acquisitions, from director, scheduling, planning and acquisition. Ira Lehrman to VP-strategic cable initiatives, from executive director in the video products engineering group of AT&T Broadband. Patrick C. Bohana to VP/GM, from VP/GM of Tandberg Television Inc. Tim Sweeney to VP-business affairs/marketing and intellectual property, from director, business affairs/intellectual property. Karen Falzone to director, business affairs/production, from senior manager, business affairs/production. Arthur T. Taylor to SVP and CFO, from VP and CFO for Evolve Software Inc. Steve Jaworowski to GM of operation for the system in Terre Haute, Ind., from director of partner marketing for AOL Canada. Angelina Kennedy to marketing manager also for the operation in Terre Haute, from marketing manager for Time Warner Cable’s operation in Milwaukee. Kurt Schneider to EVP-marketing, from president and CEO of the online sports and fitness company Asimba Inc. Tom Halleen to VP-programming and scheduling, from SVP-programming and development at ABC Family. Bruce Gilbert to GM, from director of programming for Susquehanna Broadcasting in Dallas. Maggie Molloy to VP-programming, from managing the multichannel pay-per-view offering of Americast. Sarah Tice to manager of marketing and publicity, from international marketing and publicity coordinator for Morris Marketing Inc. Gary Hall to VP-postproduction, from director of postproduction. Scott Loos to director of ad sales, Western region, from VP-West Coast sales for iVillage. Brad Oleshansky to VP-associate general counsel, from executive director associate general counsel. Karreem A. Lowe to director of program scheduling and acquisitions, from scheduling and programming executive for the WB Television Network. Steven M. Ross to VP and CFO-Eastern Caribbean and French operations, from treasurer and chief accounting officer for Atlantic Tele-Network. David M. Gale to EVP, from SVP. Jay Dragon to VP-global sales, from national account director for Motorola Inc. Daniel Wilhelm to president, from independent management consultant for a variety of media companies. James Penhune to director of global broadband, from analyst with the Yankee Group’s consumer communications and media and entertainment strategies. Bhupender Kaul to VP-commercial sales, from director, commercial sales. Suzanne Giuliani to director, public relations, from manager, public relations. Frank Mckeon to director, production, creative services, from manager, production, creative services. Wayne Patrick to director, technical training, learning and development, from manager, technical training. Charlie Tabesh to SVP-programming, acquisitions and new media, from VP-programming. Richard Steele to president of distribution, from VP-affiliate sales for Product Information Network. C. Michael Armstrong to the advisory board. He is chairman of Comcast Corp. Send people and calendar information and photos to: cableconnections@mediacentral.com.

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