Warner Bros. Names Kim Williams New Chief Financial Officer

Kim Williams Headshot - P 2014
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Kim Williams Headshot - P 2014

Her appointment comes one day after longtime CFO Ed Romano was promoted to vice chairman

Kim Williams has been named executive vp and chief financial officer of Warner Bros, it was announced Thursday by chairman/CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

She replaces Ed Romano, who on Wednesday was promoted to vice chairman of Warner Bros. after a long tenure as CFO.

Williams will now have responsibility for the company’s financial activities, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future growth.

“As our industry’s financial sector becomes much more complex and nuanced, it’s crucial to have strategic, intelligent and thoughtful financial leaders,” said Tsujihara.  “Kim is a proven finance pro with an impressive track record and a background that fits perfectly with our needs.  Ed left big shoes to fill, but I believe Kim is more than up to the task.”

“Kim is an experienced, solutions-oriented finance executive with deep experience in media—she’ll be a great addition to Warner Bros.’ senior executive team,” said Howard Averill, executive vp and CFO of parent company Time Warner. “She’s smart and collaborative, and I look forward to working with her in her new role.”

Prior to Warner Bros., Williams served as CFO of CORE Media Group. Before that she was COO of NFL Network.

She previous was CFO of the NFL, and before that spent a decade at companies owned by General Electric. That includes stints with NBC Business Development and posts at Nuovo Pignone (GE Power Systems) in Florence, Italy; and GE International, GE Power Controls and GE Capital in London.