Company Veterans Georgia Juvelis And Jim Maiella To Become Co-Heads Of Corporate Communications
NEW YORK, NY, November 17, 2016 — AMC Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCX) today announced that Ellen Kroner, long-time executive vice president and chief communications officer for the company, will retire at year end. She will be succeeded by Georgia Juvelis and Jim Maiella, who will serve as senior vice presidents and co-heads of corporate communications starting in 2017. The pair will report to Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks.
“Ellen has run communications at AMC Networks during a dynamic period of growth and success that completely transformed the company and its relationships with viewers, investors, employees, creative and business partners and other key constituencies,” Sapan said. “Her steady leadership, instincts and expertise in communications and ability to work with and manage people on her team and across the company have served us incredibly well during her long and productive tenure. She has been a trusted advisor to so many here and I know I speak for the entire company when I say that – while we congratulate her on this new chapter – we are profoundly sorry to see her leave AMC Networks.”
Kroner joined the AMC television network in 1998, after a varied career in film and television. She has headed the communications function at AMC Networks for the last 11 years, during a time of remarkable growth for the Company that included the acquisition of domestic and international networks to expand the company’s content and distribution portfolio, the successful spin-off of AMC Networks from the former Cablevision Systems Corporation and the evolution of AMC from a classic movie channel to a must-have television network with some of the most acclaimed and highly-rated shows on television.
“I’ve had the incredibly good fortune to enjoy a fascinating and satisfying 19 years at AMC Networks. The company’s dramatic growth and success has provided a dream narrative for a communicator,” noted Kroner. “Georgia Juvelis and Jim Maiella have been important contributors to this narrative for some time, and I am confident that they will do a terrific job of leading Corporate Communications at AMC Networks.”
“One of the most remarkable things Ellen accomplished at AMC Networks was the development of a top notch communications team. Georgia and Jim are two highly respected, strategic executives and I look forward to working with them both in the new year,” added Sapan.
Juvelis joined AMC Networks in 2008, with more than 15 years of experience working in publicity and corporate communications for media and entertainment companies, including Gemstar-TV Guide, Hearst Communications, PBS and Discovery Communications. Prior to AMC Networks, she was Vice President of Communications for Gemstar-TV Guide, where she oversaw corporate communications, media relations, talent relations and consumer publicity initiatives for TV Guide’s television and interactive businesses. Before that, she owned and operated a public relations consulting firm for six years in New York City and San Francisco. She began her career at Discovery Communications, where she managed program publicity for Discovery Channel and TLC.
Maiella joined AMC Networks in 2013 after more than a decade at its sister company, the former Cablevision Systems Corporation, overseeing media relations for the company’s cable operations and Optimum-branded services. Prior to Cablevision, he held senior positions at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (now Finsbury) and Rubenstein Associates, ran corporate and internal communications for RCN Corporation and was a congressional press secretary. He began his career as a reporter for newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News and Newsday. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. For more information, please visit www.www.amcnetworks.com.