Edward Adler to Exit Time Warner

Executive VP, corporate communications, leaves company on “very solid footing”

Last Updated: February 12, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

Time Warner said Friday that Edward Adler will exit as executive VP of corporate communications after a transition period.

Adler oversees all aspects of the development and implementation of Time Warner’s corporate communications strategy, including media relations, as well as internal and external communications. He also supervises the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of Time Warner and its operating divisions, working closely with the chief communications officers of Time Warner’s business units. He also is responsible for overseeing the company’s program of branded public events and activities at its world headquarters in Time Warner Center.

“Ed has made an enormous contribution to the evolution of Time Warner over the course of his career, expertly guiding our communications efforts through some of the company’s most momentous changes,” Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner chairman-CEO, said in a statement. “Ed’s strategic initiatives supported last year’s reconfiguration of the company and built our momentum as we move forward focused on Time Warner’s great strengths. It was only because we are now on such solid ground that, after discussing it with him, I reluctantly accepted Ed’s decision to look for new opportunities to apply his talents and capabilities. We all wish him the very best in the next phase of his career, and I personally appreciate his willingness to stay on for a transition.”

Adler said in a statement: “I have spent my entire career at Time Warner and, with the company on very solid footing under Jeff’s leadership, I felt this was the right moment to finally make the change I had wanted to make for some time. … It has been my privilege to lead a terrific team of communications professionals, and I know they will continue to serve the company well.”