Anne Bentley has been named veep of corporate communications for PBS. Bentley comes to the pubcaster from AOL, where she served as senior VP of corporate communications.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has upped Maggie Mac-Connell to exec VP of sales and marketing for worldwide operations. She had been senior veep of international customer relations for Deluxe’s European branch. MacConnell will be responsible for coordinating projects among Deluxe’s facilities around the world.
Ryan Adams has been promoted to VP of program and schedule operations at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Adams will serve as the strategic scheduling lead for all program and on-air promotion operations for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.
Robi Reed has been tapped VP of talent and casting of original programming for BET Networks. Reed comes to the cabler after working as a casting director on such features as “Antwone Fisher” and “School Daze.”
National Geographic Channels Worldwide has promoted Russell Howard to senior VP of communications worldwide and Cherry Yates to veepee of marketing and communications. Howard has been with the company, a joint venture of News Corp. and National Geographic Television, since 2001. Yates joined Nat Geo Channels in 2004.