Melissa Grego’s three-year stint as the CEO of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society will proceed on. Today, the HRTS introduced that Grego’s function has been re-upped. The group’s additionally launched the names of its newly-elected Executive Officers and Board Members, and the trade leaders newly appointed to serve as Advisory Council members.
“It has been my nice honor to work alongside Melissa Grego as President of HRTS over the previous three years,” mentioned outgoing HRTS President Marc Korman, in an announcement. “Melissa joined HRTS with a shared imaginative and prescient to rework HRTS to help the membership and meet as we speak’s challenges within the trade. I’m so pleased with the work that we have carried out to make HRTS a group that’s inclusive of all folks working in TV and leisure, and I look ahead to persevering with our efforts as a Board Member. Our newly-elected officers are excellent leaders within the trade and buddies and I’m excited to work with them on new and present occasions and initiatives.”
Under the management of Korman and Grego, the trade networking and info platform launched its first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide, launched its signature Brown Bag with the Board digital occasion collection and its first Virtual Newsmaker Luncheon, tapped into the experience of Board Members to create an Advisory Council and expanded assets throughout all operational ranges.
The media and leisure trade veterans that may information the HRTS embrace executives at Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, Apple, CAA, CBS, Television, Fox, Freeform, FX Entertainment, HBO, Hulu, ICM Partners, OWN, Showtime Networks, Universal Studio Group, UTA, Warner Bros. Television and WME, amongst others. Newly elected two-year time period officers embrace HRTS President, Odetta Watkins (EVP, Current Programming, Warner Bros. Television); Chairperson of the Board, Dan Erlij (Partner, Co-Head, Television Literary Department, United Talent Agency); Vice President, Francesca Orsi (EVP and Head of Drama Programming, HBO); Secretary, Charlie Andrews, (EVP, Drama Programming, Development & Event Series, Fox); and Treasurer, Alejandro Uribe (CEO, Exile Content).
The newly-elected members of the HRTS Board of Directors starting their three-year phrases this month are Albert Cheng, Chief Operating Officer & Co-head of Television, Amazon Studios; Tara Duncan, President, Freeform; Rafael Gomez, Head of Business Affairs, AMC Networks; Tina Perry, President OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network; and Alejandro Uribe, CEO, Exile Content.
New appointees of the HRTS Advisory Council, comprised of previous Board Members, embrace: Leigh Brecheen, Partner, Goodman Schenkmann & Brecheen, LLP; Matt Cherniss, Head of Development, Apple; Stephen Davis; Gary Marenzi, Founder/CEO Marenzi & Associates; and John Morayniss, President, JDM Media.
In the approaching days, the HRTS will announce particulars of a digital occasion to kick off the 12 months, introduce the group’s new management and talk about its future.