Bravo Networks has announced today the following appointments within its Affiliate Sales and Marketing staff: Brent Ruch has been appointed to Affiliate Marketing Manager, Southern Region; and Maria Zoccolillo was appointed to Supervisor, Affiliate Marketing, Western division. The announcements were made jointly by Gregg Hill, Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing and Janice Moore, Vice President, Trade Marketing, Bravo Networks.
Brent Ruch joins Bravo Networks as Affiliate Marketing Manager, Southern Region. His primary responsibilities include implementing all marketing initiatives for the region including building value of local advertising sales and affiliate training. Ruch joins Bravo Networks from Cable One in Souix City, Iowa where he worked for 10 years serving in positions including Ad Sales Account Executive, Commercial Producer, Local Origination Manager and, most recently, as Marketing Manager. Ruch is a graduate of Iowa State University. He will report to Bruce Levinson, Regional Director, Southern Region and will be based at the company’s Southern Region office located in Dallas, Texas.
As Affiliate Marketing Supervisor, Western Division, Maria Zoccolillo’s primary responsibilities include supporting the sales and marketing efforts of the affiliate field staff in the company’s Central and Western Regions as well as servicing National Accounts. Zoccolillo comes to Bravo from Exec/Comm, a communications consulting firm where she served as a Marketing Manager for more than five years. Prior to that, she handled product and packaging development for an international toy manufacturer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dowling College and a Masters Degree in Direct Marketing Communications from New York University. She will report to Moore and is based at the company’s corporate headquarters located in Bethpage, New York.
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