On the heels of promoting Steve Mandala to President of Advertising Sales and Marketing, as Keith Turner prepares for his reported retirement, Univision Communications has set a new leadership team in a move the company says “will maximize efficiencies while heightening partner, regional and local strategic focus.”
First, Trisha Pray will relocate to Chicago, her hometown, while continuing to report to Mandala as EVP/Sales and Client Development, leading all sales efforts in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, and “other growth regions.”
She was previously EVP/Network and Cable Sales and is a 25-year Univision veteran.
At the same time, Jorge Daboub is now EVP/Local Media Sales. He will report to both Mandala and John Eck, Univision’s Chief Local Media Officer.
Concurrently, Jack Randall is being promoted to EVP/Business Development. He will continue to report to Mandala.
Before joining Univision, Randall held sales roles with Fox Sports and United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) in both New York and Los Angeles.
Furthermore, John Kozack is being promoted to SVP, overseeing New York Network and Digital Sales. He will report directly to John Kelly, who will expand his role from EVP overseeing Digital and News Sales to include oversight of the New York Network Sales team.
Kozack played an integral part in building relationships with key agencies and has served as VP/Network Sales for Univision Network since 2003.
With more than a dozen years of experience in executive sales leadership, Kelly worked at NBC Universal.
Said Mandala, “This is a very exciting time for Univision fueled by new client needs, a rapidly-evolving media landscape and increased competition from external sources. I am confident that through their efforts, hard work and dedication, this group of talented individuals will continue to deliver innovative, action-driven solutions for our partners. All of them are respected media industry veterans who are widely regarded as strong leaders and strategic thinkers, and there is no better group of executives to collaborate and execute gracefully on behalf of UCI with some of our major agencies, which represent some of the biggest brands.”