Dennis A. Williamson will leave the company on March 5. He will be succeeded by Carey P. Hendrickson, a 17-year Belo veteran.
Belo Corp. announced today that Dennis A. Williamson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire from the company on March 5, 2010. Carey P. Hendrickson, a 17-year veteran of Belo’s financial organization, will become senior vice president and chief financial officer upon Williamson’s retirement.
A member of the company’s management committee, Williamson has led Belo’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate operations, and information technology areas since 2004.
Williamson’s broadcasting career began in 1978 and during his career he held general manager positions at television stations in Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Spokane, Wash.; and Medford, Ore. Williamson moved to Belo’s corporate headquarters in 2000 when he was named senior vice president/Television Group with responsibility for the company’s Texas television and cable operations.
Dunia A. Shive, Belo’s president-CEO, said, “Dennis has made tremendous contributions to our company at both the operating and corporate levels. Just as important, he has been a friend and adviser to many of us here. We congratulate him on an outstanding career and wish him the best in retirement.”
Hendrickson, who will join the company’s management committee, has held numerous positions in finance and administration. He has been Belo’s senior vice president and chief accounting officer since November 2007. Prior to that, he was vice president/human resources, vice president/investor relations and corporate communications, and vice president/strategic and financial planning.
Hendrickson began his career at Belo in 1992 as manager of financial planning and served next as assistant controller.
Hendrickson received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Baylor in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995.