Gerard K. Petry has been promoted to senior VP, finance & business operations , NBC West Coast, reporting to president Don Ohlmeyer.
Petry, in the newly created position, will continue to oversee all West Coast corporate finance and new business opportunities in addition to working with Ohlmeyer on long-range planning and operations. He’ll relinquish daily production accounting and reporting responsibilities for NBC Prods. but will remain involved with financial aspects of the in-house division relating to co-productions, syndication and investments.
Petry had been senior VP, finance & business operations at NBCP, reporting to NBC Enterprises prez John Agoglia. The appointment signals a shift of reporting responsibility directly to Ohlmeyer, who recently named Michael Zinberg prez of creative affairs at NBC Prods.