Bret Sarnoff has been promoted to VP, controller, for the Carsey-Werner Co., responsible for financial reporting, treasury functions and production accounting. Sarnoff had been controller at the company since 1989 and before that was at Columbia Pictures TV.
C-W also has promoted Deborah Giles to the new position of manager of purchasing and travel.
Patrick Dodd has been named regional manager of affiliate relations, Northwest region, a new post, at CNBC. Dodd joined the cable web in 1990 as an account exec.
Van Toffler has been named to the new post of senior VP of programming enterprises and business development at MTV, responsible for identifying and establishing relationships with potential partners interested in supporting programming and new business ventures consistent with MTV’s strategic plans.