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Whit Richardson named President, Turner Latin America

15-February-2017
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Whit Richardson named President, Turner Latin America

Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III has been promoted as President, Turner Latin America. The announcement was made today by Gerhard Zeiler, President, Turner International.

A 23-year veteran of the company, Richardson most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution, Turner Latin America. In his new position, he will report to Zeiler. In his new role, Richardson has executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air brands; distribution and ad sales of these brands; the distribution of CNN’s services, and licensing and merchandising activity in Latin America.

Turner Latin America is Turner’s largest international division. Turner Latin America’s portfolio was once again the highest rated (#1) pay TV offering in Latin America in 2016* and includes an unmatched array of demographics and genres. “Whit is a highly respected executive inside and outside Turner. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to become the next President of Turner Latin America. The company will benefit from his leadership skills and wealth of experience, especially as we navigate through a dramatically evolving media business future demanding dynamic change,” said Zeiler.

He continued: “His enduring successes in affiliate sales and marketing, in establishing our Argentina hub as a nationally-respected employer, his sharp mind, strategic approach and process-orientated management make him the ideal choice to lead our business in Latin America. He has a clear vision of how we adapt the organization to truly become a next generation media provider.”

Richardson said of his appointment, “I am excited for the opportunity to lead Turner Latin America, and grateful for the confidence of Gerhard and Turner’s executive management.” “The industry is in a time of rapid change, and Turner is uniquely qualified to lead the transformation of the media business in Latin America. We will prioritize collaboration, innovation, and change as we move aggressively to position for continued growth and success.”

As Executive Vice President of Distribution, Richardson oversaw Turner Latin America’s pan-regional affiliate sales team, which is responsible for the company’s largest portfolio of networks in any region in the world. He relocated to Atlanta in 2014 from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he served as General Manager of Turner Argentina in addition to his distribution responsibilities.

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