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Discovery Networks Int’l ups Baker, Honeycutt

Discovery Network International has upped two senior execs, promoting Doug Baker (pictured, left) to exec VP and CFO, while John Honeycutt (right) becomes exec VP and chief operating officer.
October 20, 2011

Discovery Network International has upped two senior execs, promoting Doug Baker (pictured, left) to exec VP and CFO, while John Honeycutt (right) becomes exec VP and chief operating officer.

Honeycutt, who previously served as exec VP and head of international business 0perations for DNI, will now work closely with DNI president and CEO Mark Hollinger and the company’s four regional presidents and MDs, in formulating divisional strategies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Baker, meanwhile, has been promoted from senior VP and CFO. He is responsible for leading all financial aspects of DNI, including oversight of regional CFOs in Western Europe, CEEMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.He will lead representatives from DNI’s core regional teams, who will develop and manage a 2012 operating plan, define short-term objectives and propose long term goals, process and structure on a global and local level.

Hollinger said: “John and Doug both possess keen strategic vision that has been invaluable to growing Discovery’s aggressive and successful international business. With their combined leadership, we have created a streamlined and dynamic organization with much greater transparency – enhancing collaboration and growth opportunities in each region and DNI as a whole.”

 

 

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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