Longtime Disney-ABC syndication advertising sales chief Howard Levy will retire at the end of this month.
The 24-year veteran, executive vice president of Disney/ABC Syndication Sales, will
be replaced by Irv Schulman, who will become senior vp of syndication sales for Disney/ABC Syndication Sales. Schulman will report to Geri Wang, president of advertising sales for ABC Television
Levy had been instrumental in successful efforts around recent shows, such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,”
“Katie,” “On the Red Carpet” and the upcoming off-network episodes of “Scandal.” Earlier strong advertising efforts included “Star Search,”
“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and “Solid Gold Hits.”
Before Disney, Levy held posts at Blair Entertainment; Television Program Enterprises (TPE); national TV
sales representative, TeleRep; and Compton Advertising. Levy was also chairman of the advertising trade group Syndicated Network Television Association from 2007 to 2009.
Schulman has been
with Disney syndication sales for 18 years. Before Disney, he worked as a network media buyer for Grey Advertising.