NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mel Liebergall has been named Executive Vice President of News America Marketing (NAM), a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS; NWS.A), and eight senior promotions were also announced by NAM Chairman and Chief Executive Paul V. Carlucci: Nancy Perkins, West Naze, Heidi Gray, Rob Augustinos, Gary Dortona, Karl Schmidt, Joe Bevilacqua and Sue Reinis. "These appointments illustrate the rich depth of executive talent within NAM," said Mr. Carlucci. "The promotions coincide with the launch of SmartSource iGroup, created to oversee NAM's e-commerce-targeted products, and further affirm the core strengths of the Company. "News America Marketing's position as the country's foremost provider of at-home and in-store promotions reflects the skilled leadership of these executives," he continued. "They will be invaluable as the Company continues to grow and maintain industry dominance." Mel Liebergall has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Sales for News America Marketing. He joined NAM in 1993 as a Group Sales Manager and most recently was Group Senior Vice President, Divisional Manager for the Western Division. Nancy Perkins has been promoted to Group Senior Vice President, Divisional Manager for the Eastern Region. Ms. Perkins began her career at NAM in 1984 as an Account Coordinator and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Sales Manager. West Naze has been promoted to Group Senior Vice President, Divisional Manager, Western Region. Mr. Naze began his career with NAM in 1988 as an Account Executive in Chicago. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Heidi Gray has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Eastern Region. Ms. Gray joined NAM in 1988 and most recently was Vice President, Group Sales Manager in the Southeast Region. Rob Augustinos has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Southeastern Region. Mr. Augustinos began at NAM in 1998 after eight years with TV Guide. He most recently was Vice President, Group Sales Manager, Southeast Region. Gary Dortona has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Northeastern Region. Mr. Dortona began his career at NAM in 1991 and most recently was Vice President, Group Sales Manager for the Northeast Region. Karl Schmidt has been promoted to Vice President, Group Sales Manager of the Minneapolis office in the North Central Region. Mr. Schmidt joined NAM in 1998 and most recently was Group Sales Manager in the Minneapolis office. Previously, he held a variety of positions at major consumer packaged goods companies including Pillsbury. Joe Bevilacqua has been promoted to Vice President, Group Sales Manager in the Eastern Region. Mr. Bevilacqua began his career with NAM in 1993 as a Layouts Coordinator and most recently was Group Sales Manager, Eastern Region. Sue Reinis has been promoted to Vice President, Group Sales Manager for the Princeton Office in the Eastern Region. Ms. Reinis joined NAM in 1995 as Senior Account Director managing the Philadelphia and Baltimore territories and most recently was a Group Sales Manager in the Eastern Region. News America Marketing is a subsidiary of News Corporation Limited. The company's product portfolio, marketed under the SmartSource brand name, consists of the first branded free-standing insert, known as SmartSource Magazine, various in-store advertising and promotional products, merchandising services and turnkey telephone promotions. These products and services allow marketers to deliver a brand message to over 200 million consumers each month via a network of 640 newspapers and 33,000 supermarket, drug and mass merchandisers locations across the country. The SmartSource iGroup, a subsidiary of News America Marketing, manages News America's digital marketing businesses and Internet access through SmartSource.com. News America Marketing has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP; LSE: NEWCP) is one of the world's largest media companies, with total assets as of December 31, 1999 of approximately US$39 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$14 billion. News Corporation's diversified global operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America and the Pacific Basin include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite and cable broadcasting; the publication of newspapers, magazines, books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of digital broadcasting; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems; and the creation and distribution of popular on-line programming.
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