Robert A. Marino promoted to vice president, national sales, while Laura J. Diefenbach joins as account executive, network sales.
Ion Media Networks is expanding its advertising sales team with the promotion of Robert A. Marino to vice president, national sales and the appointment of Laura J. Diefenbach to account executive, network sales.
Marino has served as director, national sales since joining Ion Media Networks in 2007. In his new position, he will continue to plan and execute sales strategies, manage key accounts and develop new business opportunities for Ion Television.
Marino came to Ion Media Networks after five years with AMC/WE TV Networks. He joined that company in 2002 as director, New York sales, before being named vice president, New York sales in 2006. Marino has also held executive positions at Fox Family Worldwide/ABC Family and at Turner Broadcasting.
Diefenbach joins Ion Media Networks in the newly created position of account executive, network sales. In this role, she will be responsible for developing and maximizing all national and local advertising sales opportunities for Ion Television, in addition to growing Ion’s client roster and sponsorship sales.
She previously was senior account executive at UCI-Univision Communications. Prior to that, she was senior account executive at Game Show Network and was part of the sales team that launched that network. Diefenbach was also account executive for USA/Sci-Fi Networks.
Both Marino and Diefenbach are based in New York.