The move is effective May 31. He will continue to serve as director and consultant to the company.
Entravision Communications Corp. today announced that Philip C. Wilkinson will be resigning from his position as president and chief operating officer of Entravision, effective May 31. Wilkinson will remain a member of the company’s board of directors and has entered into a consulting agreement under which he will continue to advise the company on its strategic and operating plans.
“Philip is a tremendous leader and friend, whose passion and dedication have been instrumental in the creation and success of Entravision,” said Walter F. Ulloa, Entravision chairman-CEO. “He has spent his entire career in Latino media and is a strong advocate for the Latino community. We are grateful to him for all his contributions and look forward to benefiting from his continued insights as a director and consultant to the company.”
“Entravision is a great company with a strong management team and terrific employees,” Wilkinson said. “I believe it is well positioned to capitalize on the continued growth of the Latino population and I am proud of the leadership positions we have built in our markets. I continue to remain a director and significant shareholder, and I look forward to my new role which will allow me to continue to advise the company.”
Wilkinson served as president-COO since Entravision’s inception in 1996 and has more than 25 years of broadcast experience. From 1990 to 1996, he was involved in the development, management or ownership of the company’s predecessor entities, including the launch of the first Univision television affiliate in San Diego, KBNT, in 1990.
From 1982 to 1990, he worked at the Univision television network as an account executive, Los Angeles national sales manager and West Coast sales manager.
Wilkinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Diego State University.