Warner Bros. Entertainment has named Kim Williams as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the company announced Thursday. Additionally, Reg Harpur has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations and Planning.
In her new role, Williams will have responsibility for all financial activities of the company, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future business growth. She will report to WB Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and work closely with the company’s corporate officers and senior management to set the Studio’s financial agenda. She replaces Studio veteran Ed Romano, who was recently promoted to Vice Chairman, Warner Bros.
“As our industry’s financial sector becomes much more complex and nuanced, it’s crucial to have strategic, intelligent and thoughtful financial leaders,” said Tsujihara in a statement announcing the hire. “Kim is a proven finance pro with an impressive track record and a background that fits perfectly with our needs. Ed left big shoes to fill, but I believe Kim is more than up to the task.”
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Williams served as Chief Financial Officer for CORE Media Group. Before that, she served as Chief Operating Officer of NFL Network, responsible for the NFL’s cable television assets as well as administrative oversight of the NFL’s facilities and studios in Culver City.
Harpur will work closely with the Studio’s executive management team to further develop and implement operational and profit improvement opportunities across the company’s global businesses. He will also work with the international management team to explore possible acquisitions and new business opportunities, including in emerging markets. Prior to his promotion, Harpur served as Senior Vice President and Controller, a post he was promoted to in 1994.