In addition, it promotes Rhonda Brockmann and Scot Chastain to EVPs in the department..
NBCUniversal today announced the promotion of Jean Dietze to president, NBC affiliate relations. Dietze will continue to lead all aspects of NBC affiliate relations, including affiliation renewals and clearances. She also will continue to serve as NBC’s chief liaison to the affiliate body. She will continue to report to Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting.
NBCUniversal also announced two other affiliate relations promotions. Rhonda Brockmann has been promoted to EVP, affiliate relations business and legal affairs, and Scot Chastain has been elevated to EVP, affiliate marketing and development. Brockmann continues to report to Dietze while Chastain continues to report to Harbert.
“Jean is a broadcasting treasure,” said Harbert. “She is loved by the affiliates and everyone here at NBC, and I’m personally thrilled that she has agreed to extend her contract and remain chief steward of our vital network affiliate partnership. Alongside Jean, Rhonda and Scot have been dedicated champions of the network affiliate partnership which has had an important, lasting impact on our company.”
Dietze has spent her entire professional career at NBC. Previously, Dietze was EVP, affiliate relations from 2011, and prior to that SVP, affiliate relations beginning in 2009.
From 1992 to 2009, she was VP of affiliate relations. She first joined the company as a member of the TV network sales division, and subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility, including several positions in the Station Clearance and Analysis departments.
Dietze is a graduate of Fordham University and is based in New York City.
Brockmann has spent more than 20 years in a variety of business and legal affairs roles for television and sports, including negotiations and business development. Prior to joining NBC Affiliate Relations, Brockmann was SVP, operations and business development for CBS Affiliate Relations.
Previously, she was VVP of NBC Entertainment, responsible for negotiating development and production arrangements for NBC and NBC Studios. Brockmann started in the industry at Time Warner Sports, managing business and legal affairs and international sports rights acquisitions and licensing.
Brockmann has B.A. and Juris Doctorate Cum Laude degrees from St. Louis University and is based in New York City.
Chastain has been SVP, affiliate marketing and development, NBC Television Network since 2008. In this role, Chastain oversees the bi-coastal NBC Affiliate Marketing groups that develop and distribute all network marketing, sales and advertising materials for affiliate and owned television stations. He also serves as executive producer of NBC’s key client presentations plus major affiliate business and marketing meetings.
Prior to joining NBC Entertainment in 1995, Chastain spent more than 10 years at local stations, most recently as director of marketing and promotions at WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans.
Chastain earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and is based in Universal City, CA. He currently serves as chair of the board of directors of PromaxBDA.