Cablevision names Sweeney CFO as Siebert moves to vice chairman

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) announced Friday that president Brian Sweeney has been given the additional title of chief financial officer, replacing Gregg Siebert, who will move on to the role of vice chairman.

Brian Sweeney, Cablevision Gregg Siebert, Cablevision

Sweeney (left) will take over as CFO while Siebert (right) will become vice chairman. (Source: Cablevision)

Separately, Siebert has also been appointed to vice chairman roles at both the Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks.

As president and CFO, Sweeney will oversee the company's financial and accounting endeavors, as well as its investor relations, treasury, business development activities and other corporate finance functions.

He also assumes leadership of Cablevision's Lightpath business, was well as its local media properties including the Newsday Media Group and News 12 Networks.

"Brian is a seasoned industry veteran who brings more than 20 years of management expertise and strong financial acumen to the CFO position," said Cablevision CEO James Dolan, in a statement. "Most importantly, he has been a longtime, integral member of the Cablevision organization and exemplifies our Company's collaborative culture. Brian's leadership will be instrumental as we continue our efforts to drive strong financial and operational results and continue to transform the customer experience."

For more:
- read this Cablevision press release

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