Stark Exits Billboard After 17 Years; More Billboard and R&R Staffers Out
August 7, 2006 at 3:32 PM (PT)
After 17-years with BILLBOARD and BILLBOARD RADIO MONITOR, PHYLLIS STARK has exited the company, effective immediately. STARK's position as NASHVILLE BUREAU CHIEF has been eliminated as the company merges with RADIO & RECORDS. STARK, who was named Nashville Bureau Chief in 2000, can be reached at (615) 260-7321 (cell) or (615) 463-7321 (home). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARK joined BILLBOARD in 1989 as a NEW YORK based reporter, moving to NASHVILLE in 1995, to become Managing Editor of BILLBOARD MONITOR. PHYLLIS serves on the CMA Board of Directors and is on the Advisory Board for St. JUDE CHILDREN's RESEARCH HOSPITAL.
ALL ACCESS has learned that BILLBOARD/R&R parent company VNU is eliminating numerous positions on both sides of the company today. So far, confirmed exits include:
BILLBOARD RADIO MONITOR
-- Exec. Dir./Integrated Sales & Business Dev. GREG MAFFEI (310) 800-0388
-- Production Assoc. MIKE THACKER
-- Management, Marketing, & Sales Editor ADAM JACOBSON (email@example.com)
-- Managing Editor RICHARD LANGE
-- News Editor JULIE GIDLOW (14 year vet) (310) 480-9408, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Alternative & Rock Editor STEVE STRICK
-- Staff Reporter SARAH VANCE
-- Sales Rep ERN LLAMADO
-- Circulation ROBBIE SPARAGO (19 year vet)
-- Design Dir. TIM KUMMEROW (14 year vet)
-- Archivist HURRICANE HEERAN
ALL ACCESS is saddened to see so many friends lose their jobs in this merger. Please, keep these professionals in mind. Stay tuned for more news as we receive it.