The former Ion Media tech VP is chosen for a newly created position focusing on advancing the company’s technology strategies and opportunities.
LIN Media today appointed Brett Jenkins vice president, chief technology officer, a new management position that LIN said was established to advance the company’s information technology strategies and opportunities for business development.
Jenkins will advise the company on new technologies, trends and best practices for integration; develop new business models across all areas of technology, including broadcast, Internet, and mobile; and maximize the growth and efficiency of all broadcast and digital operations. He will oversee the company’s IT and engineering functions and report directly to Vincent L. Sadusky, president-CEO.
A seasoned executive with nearly 20 years experience in broadcast engineering and IT management and innovation,. Jenkins was most recently VP of technology for Ion Media Networks. Jenkins previously worked in executive positions for Thales Broadcast & Multimedia and Thomson.
Jenkins serves on the Board of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), an international, nonprofit organization that is developing voluntary standards for digital television, as well as the External Advisory Board for the University of Massachusetts’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a member of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council from 2010 to 2011.