May 06, 2014 3:23pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
20th Television Promotes Jodi Chisarick
Jodi Chisarick is taking on more responsibilities at 20th Television.
She'll be advancing to the position of senior vp and general sales manager of media sales, it was announced Tuesday by Michael Teicher, evp of media sales for the company.
In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the sales team, Chisarick will handle client initiatives on behalf of 20th Television’s slate of first run and off-network programming from 20th Century Fox Television and Debmar-Mercury – shows like Modern Family, Family Guy, Wendy Williams and Family Feud.
"For nearly 20 years, Jodi has been an invaluable asset to the 20th Television media sales team," Telcher said. "Jodi’s relationships, market savvy and institutional knowledge of 20th Television make her the ideal fit for this elevated position."
Chisarick first joined the company in 1995 as an account executive, and subsequently held various media sales positions within, including her most recent role as svp of pricing and planning. Prior to her time at 20th, the University of Maryland, College Park graduate served as manager of primetime sales planning at CBS Television Network.
"This is an exciting time at Twentieth as we have taken a new approach to building deeper, more meaningful relationships with clients and agencies," said Chisarick. "I am thrilled to work closely with Michael as we continue to share Twentieth’s unique opportunities with the advertising community."
Chisarick’s promotion coincides with the opening of a West Coast media sales office headed by vp of media sales Mary Strabel. Strabel, a ten year Twentieth Television veteran, spent the last seven years in 20th Television’s Chicago media sales office before relocating to Los Angeles.
Teicher added: "At the same time, we are thrilled that Mary will oversee the west coast office. In order to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and competitive media sales landscape, it is more important than ever we are aligned to stay closer to our key clients and agencies – located in all corners of the country."