Friday, February 7, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press named broadcast executive David Gwizdowski as its senior vice president responsible for revenue in the Americas and promoted Karen Kaiser to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Gwizdowski's appointment is part of a restructuring that centralizes all revenue-generating operations in the Americas under a single director. The AP's Americas region includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
All revenue units in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia already report to Daisy Veerasingham, the company's senior vice president for international revenue. Under the new structure, all of the AP's revenue-generating operations will report either to Gwizdowski or Veerasingham.
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said the new structure will allow the AP to better serve its existing customers and find new business opportunities.
Gwizdowski has served as AP's vice president of broadcast markets since 2010 and recently oversaw the launch of AP Video-US, which provides local broadcasters with a daily selection of original video. He joined the company in 1997 as a regional TV executive and holds a journalism degree from Emerson College.
Kaiser joined AP as assistant general counsel in 2009 and was promoted to her current role of associate general counsel in 2011.
During her time at AP she has focused on First Amendment issues. Last year, she led AP's legal strategy against the Department of Justice after the agency revealed that it had secretly seized records of thousands of telephone calls to and from AP reporters as part of an investigation.
Before joining AP, Kaiser served as senior counsel at Tribune Co. She holds a law degree from Fordham Law School.