Clara Kim Named EVP/General Counsel At ASCAP
May 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM (PT)
ASCAP has named CLARA KIM as EVP/General Counsel, effective JUNE 1st. KIM, formerly EVP, Business and Legal Affairs for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS US and International, fills the post left vacant when ELIZABETH (BETH) MATTHEWS was named CEO in JANUARY.
MATTHEWS said, “I am thrilled to have someone of CLARA’s caliber, business acumen and broad experience joining my senior leadership team to lead our business and legal affairs and legislative teams at ASCAP. Her expertise across the global media landscape and her knowledge of complex business transactions in the development, distribution and content areas are a perfect match for ASCAP as we evolve to offer best-in-class new services to our diverse constituents, including members and licensing partners. Her proven ability to successfully lead global legal and business affairs teams will be a huge asset to ASCAP as we realize our strategic vision for the future.”
KIM added, “Working at a mission-driven organization like ASCAP with music at its heart truly aligns with my passions, and I am very excited to become part of BETH’s senior team. I have always been an avid music fan, so I am eager for the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience to help songwriters, composers and music publishers succeed in maximizing their opportunities in this rapidly evolving media landscape. There is no better place than ASCAP to realize my goal of supporting the creative community.”