Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label.

Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label. Johnson, senior VP/GM of Atlantic's urban division since 2002, is based in New York and reports jointly to Atlantic Group co-chairman/COO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenwald.

"Since joining Atlantic five years ago, Ronnie has grown to become one of the linchpins of the company," Kallman says in a statement. "During the label's transition over the past few months, Ronnie has played a key role in determining the overall direction of the company, and has taken on an expanded role in the evolution of the new Atlantic."

Johnson joined Atlantic in 1999 as senior VP of urban promotion. Prior to that, he worked in the promotions departments of Warner Bros., Polygram, Island, Mercury and Motown.