On the Move tracks hires, promotions, and other notable personnel changes within the online audio industry.
UMG restructures top management: We learned last week that Universal Music Group International CEO Max Hole would be leaving the company due to health issues. Now, the major music company has given some insight as to how it will cope with the loss of a top executive. UMG is getting a new management board and structure that focuses on enabling regional teams. The shuffles include a promotion for Andrew Kronfeld to executive vice president of marketing. Several other EVP personnel are now taking on additional responsibilities in the restructuring.
CBS Radio promotes programming exec: CBS Radio announced that Jeff Sottolano has been promoted to vice president of programming. He will be responsible for seeking programming opportunities, contributing to research, and developing performance strategies. The promotion from his previous position as director of programming is effective immediately. Sottolano has been at CDB since 2001, when he started as an intern.
Two spot radio hires for NPR: National Public Media announced two new digital-focused appointments. Jamie Kriegel will be NPR’s new senior vice president of national spot radio sales. Mitch Bindell will serve os the director of national spot radio sponsorship sales. “It’s an exciting time for this team as companies grow their attention to digital and audio sponsorship opportunities now that podcasts have become an increasingly prominent piece of the media diet,” National Public Media CEO Gina Garrubbo said.