Sean Cocchia, Phil Guerini Moving Up At Disney
February 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM (PT)
RADIO DISNEY VP/GM SEAN COCCHIA has been upped to SVP/Business Operations and GM of DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE, and VP/Marketing PHIL GUERINI is succeeding COCCHIA as VP/GM of RADIO DISNEY.
COCCHIA joined DISNEY in 1998 and previously served as SVP/Business Planning and Development for DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE and in executive positions at DISNEY CHANNEL US. DISNEY Media Sales and Marketing. Business Planning and Strategy, RADIO DISNEY and the business functions of both the new DISNEY JUNIOR and DISNEY XD cable channels will report to COCCHIA, who will also oversee the group's interactions with WALT DISNEY INTERNATIONAL, the Finance and Distribution teams and with DISNEY ABC TELEVISION GROUP's Franchise Management group on new business models and opportunities.
GUERINI joined DISNEY in 1992 and was named VP/Marketing in OCTOBER 2008 after serving as Exec. Dir./Broadcast & Strategic Marketing of WALT DISNEY RECORDS and in various positions at the DISNEY PARKS & RESORTS division. He previously worked at EASTWEST RECORDS, CHRYSALIS RECORDS, MCA/A&M RECORDS, and at WHYI (Y100) and WSHE/MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE and at the MIAMI HERALD. RADIO DISNEY's Programming, Marketing and Finance teams will report to GUERINI, and the RADIO DISNEY STATIONS GROUP will report to both GUERINI and to DISNEY Media Sales and Marketing.
DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE Pres./Chief Creative Officer GARY MARSH said of COCCHIA, "SEAN and I have worked together for years and it's always been clear that our team benefits greatly from his extensive knowledge of our business and his strategic approach to building on our success in the marketplace."
COCCHIA said of GUERINI, "PHIL is held in high esteem throughout our business and has a strong track record of driving growth through innovation. I'm confident that he’ll apply that same insight and energized leadership to his new role and will drive RADIO DISNEY forward as we continue to grow our connection with kids and families in their cars, homes and on the go with mobile devices."