Premiere Networks announced today the promotion of Mary DelGrande to Vice President of Affiliate Sales from Executive Director of Affiliate Sales. Based in New York, DelGrande will continue to report to Eileen Thorgusen, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales/Entertainment Shows.
In her new role, DelGrande will continue to oversee affiliate sales for Premiere’s industry-leading roster of national entertainment programs such as Delilah, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, On with Mario Lopez and others, as well as the company’s roster of prep services. DelGrande will continue to serve as brand manager for Futuri Media, Mediabase and other comprehensive research tools that Premiere offers to stations.
“I’m so happy to recognize Mary with this well-deserved promotion,” said Thorgusen. “We’re fortunate to have someone like Mary, who has such deep experience and relationships in the radio industry. Mary has been a valuable member of our team for nearly 20 years, and I know she’ll continue to drive success for our industry-leading entertainment programs, as well as our prep, production, imaging, and research services.”
DelGrande joined Premiere Networks’ affiliate relations team in 2000, focused on the company’s nationally-syndicated entertainment radio shows. She came to Premiere from Launch Media, Inc., where she served as Senior Director, Affiliate Marketing. She previously served as an account executive focused on national network sales for Westwood One.