Salenger to initiate, o'see planning, biz development

HOLLYWOOD — Fox Filmed Entertainment has tapped Ticketmaster exec Lisa Salenger as senior VP of strategic planning.

Salenger will be responsible for initiating and overseeing strategic planning and business development activities.

“Lisa’s extensive experience in strategy, business development and negotiations make her a tremendous asset as we tackle today’s — and tomorrow’s — array of challenges,” said Dean Hallett, chief financial officer and exec VP of finance.

Salenger has been VP, corporate development and strategy, for Ticketmaster since 1999. She was responsible for negotiating, structuring and developing corporate development deals including mergers and acquisitions, participation/investment opportunities, joint ventures, strategic alliances and distribution and content development deals.

Salenger previously was VP of corporate finance for UniMed Management Co., manager of finance and business planning for Walt Disney consumer products division, a business analyst for UCLA’s business enterprises division and controller for SEM Inc., a producer-distributor of corporate training and education videos.

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