Laura Molen, who rose to president of promoting gross sales at NBCUniversal throughout a decade-long run, has introduced plans to depart the corporate early subsequent yr.
The longtime deputy to advert and shopper partnerships chief Linda Yaccarino will keep on by way of the tip of the primary quarter of 2023 to be able to assist with the transition. There was no quick phrase on how NBCU plans to handle the exit in its exec construction, and Molen didn’t announce any particular plans for her subsequent profession chapter. Yaccarino shared the information with staffers in a memo “celebrating and thanking” Molen, and Molen additionally despatched her personal be aware concerning the transfer.
“For greater than twenty years, I’ve recognized Laura and admired her—as a pacesetter, and colleague, and good friend—and I’m grateful for her ardour and partnership,” Yaccarino wrote. “She’s been a fierce advocate for her staff, her companions, and this whole business—and collectively we have now completed a lot.”
Among the many initiatives by which Molen has performed a key function have been the launch of Peacock, NBCU’s ever-ambitious Olympics protection and the corporate’s One Platform effort. Earlier than becoming a member of NBCU, Molen held exec posts at Univision and MTV Networks.
“This was not a simple determination for me to make – but, as soon as determined, one I am extraordinarily assured (and excited) about,” Molen wrote. “These previous few years have been filled with monumental adjustments for all of us, each personally and professionally. Whereas I like NBCUniversal and this staff, it’s time for me to re-prioritize my focus, have extra household time and totally discover my quite a few passions.”