As part of the integration of Universal Music Publishing Group and BMG Music Publishing, David Renzer, UMPG chairman/CEO, has named his new senior executive team.

"Collectively, these executives will form part of the new team that will provide our songwriters, composers, artists and business partners with the very best in creative management, administrative support and business savvy," Renzer said in a statement.

Michael Sammis is CFO/executive VP of operations worldwide. He was CFO/executive VP. In this expanded role, Sammis will continue to oversee all aspects of the global integration of UMPG and BMG, all finance and administration activities of the combined company's worldwide business, and global administration and IT. Sammis joined UMPG (then MCA Music Publishing)
in 1996 from Windswept Pacific, where he was VP of finance.

Andrew Jenkins is executive VP international. He was BMG Music Publishing president of international. He will oversee operations in Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East. He will also represent UMPG's interests in various industry and society matters. Jenkins joined BMG in 1993 as VP.

Paul Connolly is president of Europe/U.K. He was UMPG's president of Europe/MD U.K. Connolly joined UMPG (then MCA) in 1988 as an A&R rep. He moved up the ranks, becoming executive VP for Europe and M.D. for the U.K. in 1999. He serves on the board of the Music Publishers' Assn.

Gary Gross is president of Universal Production Music worldwide. He was president of BMG Production Music worldwide since 2002. He joined BMG's Killer Tracks Production Music library in 1996 as VP marketing.

Dale Mathews is president of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, the Christian music unit. Mathews has held this position since 1997. He has more than 32 years of Christian music industry experience as an executive and an artist.

Eddie Fernandez is senior VP of Latin America, a position he has held since 2006. In this expanded role, he will oversee all Latin American creative operations for the combined company, including U.S. Latino. Fernandez began his career at Sony Music Publishing as head of A&R in 1991. He began heading the Latin American regions and the U.S. Latin operation for Sony/ATV Music in 2003.

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