SANTA MONICA, CA – dick clark productions (dcp) has today (Jan. 31) announced three promotions within the Production, Communications & Marketing and Programming & Development departments of the company.
Seasoned production executive, Linda Gierahn, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Production; veteran communications strategist, Kelly Striewski, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing; and skilled creative producer, Alexi Mazareas, has been promoted to Vice President of Programming & Development.
In these new roles, Gierahn will continue reporting to dick clark productions’ COO & CFO, Amy Thurlow, Striewski will report to both Thurlow and EVP of Programming & Development, Mark Bracco, and Mazareas will continue reporting to Bracco.
Commenting on the promotions, Thurlow said: “Linda’s ability to seamlessly oversee the complex execution of the company’s high-profile live event programming has contributed to the positive evolution of our productions. Kelly’s forward-thinking marketing and communications initiatives have helped shape the way we reach viewers today. Their invaluable expertise in their respective fields has helped guide dcp’s continued growth and I am thrilled to announce their expanded roles.”
Added Bracco: “Alexi’s creative vision and innovative ideas in both broadcast and digital content have made him an integral part of the production & development team at dcp. I look forward to his continued accomplishments in his new role.”
Gierahn, who joined dcp in March of 2017, will continue to oversee production of the company’s development initiatives as well as all production efforts across dcp’s portfolio of specials and live event programming including Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Golden Globe Awards and NBA Awards.
Striewski, who joined dcp in December of 2016, will lead marketing and publicity campaign efforts for all dcp programming including Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Golden Globe Awards and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as the company’s overall corporate communications strategy.
Mazareas will continue as Executive Producer of the Streamy Awards, Co-Executive Producer of the NBA Awards, and Executive Producer of the red carpet live stream for the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, in addition to developing programming opportunities for dcp overall.