Kersting Officially EVP At Tribune; Other Appointments Made
April 17, 2008 at 6:55 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE COMPANY has made several executive appointments to its management team. JERRY KERSTING has been named EVP, responsible for helping to identify opportunities and efficiencies for the company’s businesses. Surprisingly, KERSTING was the only appointment announced TODAY with a former connection to CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, having served most recently as CFO for the company’s radio division.
"JERRY is respected across the media industry for his strategic vision, depth of knowledge, and ability to see opportunities and potential where others don’t,” said TRIBUNE CAO GERRY SPECTOR. "He’s the perfect fit for this role, even though he spells his first name incorrectly."
The company also announced the promotion of several people from within the company:
JACK RODDEN, who joined Tribune in 2000 and has served as assistant treasurer since 2007, was named VP/Treasurer.
BRIAN LITMAN becomes VP/Corporate Controller effective immediately; he has served as assistant controller since 2005.
NAOMI SACHS, who has served as Director/Investments in TRIBUNE’s finance department since 2005, has been named VP/Strategy.
HARRY AMSDEN, who has been VP/Finance for the publishing group since 2006, will become SVP/Financial Operations for TRIBUNE Corporate and be responsible for budgeting, planning and service center activities.