Sinclair Announces Corporate Promotions
BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2013
BALTIMORE, Dec.20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SBGI) announced the corporate promotions of Lucy Rutishauser, David
Bochenek, Del Parks, and Don Thompson. The announcement was made by David
Smith, CEO and President of Sinclair.
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Ms. Rutishauser was promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance &
Treasurer of Sinclair from Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasurer.
Ms. Rutishauser will continue to be responsible for the Company's capital
raising activities, investor relations, treasury operations, financial
planning and budgeting, credit and collections, and press communications.
Mr. Bochenek was promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
of Sinclair from Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Bochenek will
continue to be responsible for the Company's accounting, tax, insurance,
contract administration, television station business offices, and station
transition integration processes.
Mr. Parks was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations & Engineering
for Sinclair Television Group from Vice President of Operations &
Engineering. Mr. Parks will continue to have oversight of the planning,
organizing and implementation of operational and engineering policies and
strategies as they relate to television operations, plus oversight of traffic,
information technology, and real property.
Mr. Thompson was promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources from
Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Thompson will continue to have
oversight of the Company's human resources, hiring practices, benefits
programs, union contracts and employee relations.
In making the announcement, David Smith commented, "We are pleased to promote
these four individuals who have contributed significantly to the Company and
their respective areas for many years. Lucy, Dave, Del and Don have played
integral roles in the Company's recent consolidation efforts and ensured
smooth transitions of the acquired stations. These are talented individuals
in whom we have the utmost confidence and look forward to their continued
leadership as we launch new initiatives."
Lucy A. Rutishauser has served as Vice President of Corporate Finance &
Treasurer since November 2002. From March 2001 until November 2002, she served
as Treasurer and, from 1998 until March 2001, she served as Assistant
Treasurer. From 1996 to 1997, Ms. Rutishauser was the Assistant Treasurer for
Treasure Chest Advertising Company. Prior to that and from 1992 to 1996, Ms.
Rutishauser served as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Treasury for
Integrated Health Services, Inc. From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Rutishauser held
various treasury positions with Laura Ashley, Inc. and the Black and Decker
Corporation. Ms. Rutishauser graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Economics and Finance and received her Master of Business
Administration, with honors, from the University of Baltimore. Ms. Rutishauser
is a member of the National Institute of Investor Relations and the
Association of Finance Professionals.
David R. Bochenek has served as Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
since May 2005. Prior to that, he served as Chief Accounting Officer from
November 2002 to April 2005. Mr. Bochenek joined Sinclair in March 2000 as the
Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Sinclair, Mr. Bochenek was Vice
President, Corporate Controller for Prime Retail, Inc. from 1993 until 2000.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Bochenek served as Assistant Vice President for MNC
Financial, Inc. and prior to that held various positions in the audit
department of Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Bochenek received his Bachelor of
Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance from
Loyola University, Maryland.
Delbert R. Parks, III has served as Vice President of Engineering and
Operations of Sinclair Television Group, Inc. since 1996. From 1985 to 1996,
he was Director of Operations and Engineering for WBFF-TV in Baltimore,
Maryland and Sinclair. He has held various operations and engineering
positions with us for the last 40 years. Mr. Parks is a member of the Society
of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Society of Broadcast
Engineers. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Area
Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Parks is also a retired Army
Lieutenant Colonel who has held various commands during his 26-year reserve
Donald H. Thompson has served as Vice President of Human Resources since
November 1999 and prior to that as Director of Human Resources from September
1996. Prior to joining us, Mr. Thompson was the Human Resources Manager for
NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D.C. Mr. Thompson
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Personnel and
Industrial Relations from University of Maryland, and a Master of Science in
Business / Human Resource & Behavioral Management and a Master of Business
Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Thompson is a member of the
Society for Human Resource Management.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland,
north of Baltimore, Maryland, and has other executive offices in Tampa,
Florida, Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington. Sinclair is one of the
largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, having
affiliations with all of the major networks. For more information, please
visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net.
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Contact: David Amy, EVP & CFO, (410) 568-1500
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