Westwood One announced yesterday that Mark Wilson has been promoted to Vice President Affiliate Sales, Entertainment Division. In his new role, Wilson will oversee and manage the affiliate sales efforts for Westwood One's CHR, Urban and Latin Entertainment programming, which includes: The BET Radio Network, BET 106th and Park Countdown, The Fab 30 Countdown with Perez Hilton, MTV Weekend Countdown, MTV CHR/Urban prep services, Randy Jackson's Hit List, Open House Party, Party Play House, Sunday Nite Slow Jams, Slow Jams and Frankie Needles' Top 20 Countdown. Reporting to Wilson are Rezell Simmons (Regional Director, Affiliate Sales) and Tristan Morgan (Regional Manager, Affiliate Sales). Wilson will continue to report to Dennis Green, EVP Affiliate Sales, and be based in New York City.
"Mark has led the charge to bring our entertainment products, specifically Urban/CHR programming, to audiences around the country," said Dennis Green, Westwood One EVP Affiliate Sales. "The energy and enthusiasm Mark has brought to our team these past five years has been invaluable."
"Mark has been instrumental in developing and growing our CHR, Rhythmic and Urban products at Westwood One," said Max Krasny, Westwood One SVP and GM Entertainment. "We are very proud to have someone with his knowledge and industry status in this important position."
Wilson joined Westwood One in 2005, as Regional Manager, Affiliate Sales, and was quickly promoted to Senior Director, Affiliate Sales, where he oversaw the distribution of all Westwood One Urban and CHR properties. Prior to Westwood One, Wilson held the positions of Marketing Director at Ruff Ryders/Interscope Records and Product Manager at Bad Boy/Arista Records.