C.C. McClendon has been named senior VP of urban promotion, Sony Urban Music. McClendon, based in New York, was senior VP, R&B promotion, Arista Records.Russell Wolff has been promoted to exec VP and managing director, ESPN Intl. He was senior VP and managing director. Marina Williams has been appointed exec VP of Central European Media Enterprises. She was VP of Fox Channels Development at Fox Channels Intl. Jeff Burroughs has been named senior VP, urban marketing, for Arista/J Records. He ran his own management and production company Rise Entertainment, where he developed Sony Music’s Amerie and managed the career of Q-Tip, among others. Thomas V. Ryan has been appointed senior VP of mobile development for EMI Music North America. He joins EMI from Virgin Mobile USA, a joint venture between Virgin Group and Sprint PCS. Matthew Cacciato has been tapped senior VP of affiliate sales for the Yes Network. He was VP of affiliate sales & marketing, Western region, for Fox Cable Networks. Michael Franzi has been tapped VP of sales at VHX. Franzi was VP of marketing and sales at K-WILL. Sesame Workshop has promoted Risa Nelson to assistant VP of international licensing. She was director of international licensing for Europe. Rick Oster has been promoted to exec VP-general sales manager at Adlink. He was VP and general sales manager. (To submit executive shuffle items, contact Annie Garcelon at (323)549-4172 or email@example.com)
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