Both execs with company since 2002.
Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March.
Concurrently, West Coast regional promotion manager Jim Malito moves into Michaels' just vacated VP position. He will relocate from Phoenix to Nashville. Michaels and Malito have been with WB Nashville since the summer of 2002.
In other Nashville label news, DreamWorks Records Southwest regional promoter David Newmark exits due to a restructuring in the department. The label now has four regional promoters like Universal Music Group Nashville sisters MCA Nashville and Mercury.
Also, DreamWorks Records Nashville director of secondary promotion Katharine Hodges is officially named Southeast regional promoter for the label. Hodges and VP/national promotion Bruce Shindler have been covering the region for nearly two years since former regional Lee Durham stepped aside for health reasons.
Mediabase's Nashville-based director of sales Katie Dean joins Universal Music Group Nashville as director of radio marketing. She replaces John Zarling, who held the title of chart manager. He will exit the company on July 22, for an undisclosed new position. Prior to joining Mediabase, Dean served as promotion coordinator for Universal-distributed Lyric Street Records.