Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI) has appointed Mike Gallentine senior vice president, investor relations.
Gallentine is responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with financial analysts, as well as the company’s communications with shareholders and the investment community, both domestically and worldwide.
Gallentine will report to Mark Kroeger, executive vice president and chief communications officer. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Mike Gallentine is the consummate investor relations professional,” Kroeger said. “His strong background in finance and accounting, and his thorough knowledge of the public markets, and particularly the media sector, more than qualifies him for this important role.”Gallentine joined Scripps as vice president, investor relations, in August, 2010. He previously served as director of investor relations at Tekelec, a telecommunications equipment provider based in Raleigh, N.C., and as vice president, investor relations, at EarthLink, Inc., in Atlanta. A certified public accountant, Gallentine holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of South Florida. About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. Scripps’ global networks reach millions of consumers across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.