ABC raises exec trio to affil relations VPs

Three to o'see diferent regions

ABC has upped three affiliate relations executives to vice president, overseeing the net’s distribution in three different regions of the country.

Susi D’Ambra-Coplan will serve as veep of affiliate relations for the northeast-central region; Jim Esposito has been named vice prexy of affiliate relations for the southeast-central part of the country; and VP Kathleen O’Connor will handle the Pacific-mountain region.

D’Ambra-Coplan previously served as director of station relations for the northeast region. Prior to joining ABC in 1997, she served as a director of sales at Buena Vista Television.

Esposito was director of ABC’s southeast region affiliate relations since 1998. He previously was a director of affil sales and marketing at CourtTV.

O’Connor joined ABC’s affiliate relations department in 1994, working her way up to director of the Pacific-mountain region. She previously held other positions at ABC and at Target Management Consultants.

D’Ambra-Coplan and Esposito will continue to be based in New York; O’Connor will remain based in L.A.

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