CTAM has appointed former Scripps Networks executive John F. Lansing as its next president and CEO, after current head Char Beales retires at the end of the year.
Lansing recently retired as president of Scripps Networks operating division, having joined the firm in 2004. Previously, he had been with E.W. Scripps Company in Cincinnati as senior vice president for television in the broadcasting division.
“John guided Scripps Networks through a transformation that defined the lifestyle media genre and set the stage for today’s multiplatform content world. In the past two years, CTAM has succeeded in significantly adapting its model to meet the members’ changing need for a cable business marketing organisation. John’s proven ability to unify diverse perspectives and lead organizational change is precisely what’s needed now to build on that success,” said David Juliano, chair of the CTAM board of directors.
Lansing currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees and recently agreed to join the board of the new Poynter Foundation in support of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.