Indian Land, SC – Dale Ardizzone has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer – Networks of The Inspiration Networks. The announcement was made today by David Cerullo, CEO and Chairman. In his new position, Ardizzone will be responsible for Worldwide Sales, Affiliate Distribution, Corporate Communications & Research, Legal & Business Affairs, Risk Management, Government Relations and Human Resources. He will also continue to serve as Corporate Secretary to the Company’s Board of Directors. He previously served as EVP and General Counsel.
“Over the past eleven years, Dale has been an invaluable and trusted member of our executive team,” Cerullo explained. “As our General Counsel, he has performed at an extraordinarily high level through countless negotiations and business decisions. He has been integrally involved in the development of our corporate strategies and possesses a thorough grasp of today’s evolving media environment. This promotion is the recognition of his visionary leadership, unparalleled integrity and outstanding business acumen.”
Ardizzone joined the organization in 2001 as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs. In November 2002, he was promoted to Executive Vice President. He also serves in other corporate capacities, including as a Director for several of the Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiaries and as a liaison to the State and County government offices.
Prior to joining Inspiration, Ardizzone spent eleven years representing individuals and corporations in a variety of domestic and international matters relating to litigation, mediation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property/software licensing, contract negotiations, and government affairs related matters.
Between 1997 and 2000 he held several positions in the legal department of Glenayre Electronics, and before that was a litigator with the Philadelphia law firm of Connor, Weber & Oberlies, where he tried numerous cases to verdict at the State and Federal level
Ardizzone received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Sciences degree from Radford University, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. He and his family reside in Charlotte, NC.
For NCTA Release
May 16, 2012
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