FCC commish Kathleen Abernathy’s media adviser Stacy Fuller is joining DirecTV as vp, regulatory aff, Mar 7. NAB lobbyist Andrew Reinsdorf is coming aboard as Direct’s vp, gov aff. — Telefutura named Bert Medina svp, operating manager. — ABC Family elevated Brooke Bowman to vp, programming, dev. — WealthTV added John Wheeler as evp, affil sales. Also new: Nico Fasano, vp, natl accounts (west coast), John Ghiorzi, vp, natl accounts (Midwest) and Sherrice Smith, vp, natl accounts (east coast). – Andrew Snyder was named vp, iMedia ad sales, Discovery Nets. — Sweet Lou Borrelli joined production company NEP Supershooters as CEO. — Premium gay/lesbian net here! expanded its NYC office to house new affiliate sales, affiliate marketing and brand strategy hires. MTVN vet Maria Caulfield-Dwyer comes aboard as vp of affiliate marketing; longtime brand builder Bob Dillon steps up as vp of brand marketing and ex-HBO exec Carol Hinnant takes on vp, affiliate sales. — Best wishes to The Golf Channel vp aff sales & mktg, long-time cable guy "on both sides of the aisle" (programmer and operator) and Red Sox fanatic Bill O’Donnell as he leaves Mar 4.

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