AMC Networks Names Kelleher Chief Commercial Officer

AMC Networks is expanding the role Kim Kelleher to Chief Commercial Officer, making her responsible for all advertising and distribution revenue.

Kelleher had been president of commercial revenue and partnerships since joining in 2019. Previously, she was Chief Brand Officer at Condé Nast.

This comes as Josh Reader -- an 11-year veteran of AMC -- most recently serving as president of distribution and development -- announced he would be departing the company to run a new blockchain content creation venture.

Kelleher reports to AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade. 

In addition to all advertising responsibilities -- including advanced advertising, addressable, and advertising partnerships --  Kelleher had been overseeing the company’s digital operations team, integrated marketing and franchise development including gaming, licensing and merchandising, publishing and ecommerce.



Three senior executives now report to Kelleher – Roy Cho, now promoted to executive vice president of distribution; Mike Pears, executive vice president of distribution and content sales; and Amy Leasca, senior vice president of partner management. 

For all of 2021, AMC’s U.S. advertising revenues grew 5% to $845 million and distribution revenues gained 10% to $1.7 billion. Total net revenues -- from all domestic and international operations -- rose 9.3% to $3.1 billion.

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