ASCAP Announces Promotions
Tom DeSavia has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Pop/ Rock Membership. DeSavia worked in ASCAP Membership from 1989 to 1996 as Director of Repertory, Pop and Rock. He left to join Elektra Entertainment’s A&R department and rejoined ASCAP in 2002 to head up the ASCAP Pop/Rock group with offices in LA, Chicago and NY.
Alexandra Lioutikoff has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Latin Membership. Lioutikoff joined ASCAP in 1998 to head up ASCAP’s Latin Membership group. Her prior experience included Walt Disney Records and Polygram. She immediately energized ASCAP’s Miami office, established a Puerto Rico office and strengthened ASCAP’s LA Latin presence.
Jeanie Weems has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Rhythm & Soul Membership. Weems joined ASCAP’s Film && TV membership group in 1988. In 2000, she was named Vice President and head of ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul membership group where she developed an exceptional creative team covering R&B, rap, hip hop, dance and reggae with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. She has also played a major role in helping to define the synergy between R&&B and Film && TV.
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Tina Barber has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Her responsibilities include Applcation Development, Client Relations and Management Services, Data Center Services, Technical Services, Client Services, Planning, Architecture and New Systems Development. Additionally, Barber has been given the oversight management responsibility for ASCAP’s new interactive royalty distribution system known as PREP. Barber was formerly Vice President, Chief Information Officer.
Bob Candela has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Performing Rights Group. In his Chief Financial Officer role he has overall responsibility for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Royalty, Planning and Analysis, Purchasing, Internal Auditing, Treasury, Business Analysis and Office Services. Candela was Formerly Vice President, CFO.
Lynne Lummel has been promoted to Senior Vice President with responsibility for Television, Radio, Ad and Promo, Repertory, Concert Performance Crediting, Quality Assurance and Distribution Systems Support. Lummel was formerly Vice President of the Performing Rights Group.
Seth Saltzman has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Management, with responsibility for Business Affairs, Estates and Claims, and Member Services. Additionally, he will continue to play an important input role in the development of PREP, ASCAP’s new royalty distribution and interactive member inquiry system. Saltz man was formerly Vice President of Member Management.
Carolyn Jensen has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources. Jensen has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. Prior to joining the ASCAP staff, Jensen worked for HarperCollins Publishers UK as the Group HR Director based in London.
Harry Poloner has been appointed Vice President of Membership. Based in New York, Poloner will be responsible for heading up ASCAP's Pop/Rock membership activities on the East Coast. Poloner was previously at EMI Music Publishing, where he served as Vice President of Creative for six years.
Jay Sloan has been appointed Membership Representative, Rhythm & Soul Membership, based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the staff of ASCAP, Sloan worked for Warner/Chappell in the urban A&R department for the past four years.