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Executive Turntable: Another UMG Exec Departs, Girlie Action Expands, Alexandra Lioutikoff Moves Up & More

Ray Baum will join The National Association of Broadcasters, Viacom has extended Thomas Dooley's contract as chief operating officer until the end of 2018, Hannes Eder will depart from his executive…

— Ray Baum will join The National Association of Broadcasters, an advocacy association, as vp of government relations on March 31. Baum was formerly senior policy advisor to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, initially, joining the staff on Communications and Technology in 2011 as a senior policy advisor. He has also served position to the Oregon Public Utility Commission and Capitol Hill. 

— Viacom has extended Thomas Dooley’s contract as chief operating officer until the end of 2018. The new deal will keep his current leadership in place, despite sinking fortunes.


— Hannes Eder will depart from his executive position from Vienna’s Universal Music Austria, which he has run since 2003. Cornelius Ballin has been appointed as the new general manger of Universal Music Austria, leaving behind his position as general manager, marketing & digital at UMG in Germany. 

— Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPGLatin America has appointed Alexandra Lioutikoff as evp, Latin music, where she will lead the operations in Miami. Previously she served as vp, membership, U.S. Latin & Latin America at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), which she joined in 1998 as head of Latin Membership Department. Her signees have included Broadway’s Hamilton star and creator Lin Manuel Miranda, Joan Sebastian, Daddy Yankee and Tito El Bambino, among others.  

— Republic Group‘s new president, Charlie Walk, has appointed Nick Pacelli as svp of strategic marketing & partnerships. Pacelli most recently served as executive director of entertainment at ad agency Translation and also held potions at PMK*BNC, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and TBWA\Chiat\Day.

— Girlie Action Media, Marketing & Management will expand with two new offices in Los Angeles — which shares space with labels Secretly Canadian and Saddle Creek — and Nashville. The Los Angeles office will be managed by nine-year-veteran Sarah Avrin and Phoebe Wilson, formerly of Concord Music Group, and the Nashville office will be run by Allie Larson who is previously of the New York office. Over the past year, Girlie Action has also expanded its New York City team and added artists including Palehound, Bebel Gilberto and Nicole Atkins to its artist management roster.