Belo Corp, a large US television company, has announced that Dennis Williamson, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will retire from the company on 5 March 2010. Carey Hendrickson, a 17-year veteran of Belo’s financial organisation, will become senior vice president and CFO upon Williamson’s retirement.
A member of the company’s management committee, Williamson has led the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate operations, and information technology areas since 2004. His broadcasting career began in 1978 and during his career he held general manager positions at television stations in Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Spokane, WA and Medford, OR. Williamson moved to Belo’s corporate headquarters in 2000 when he was named senior vice president of the television group, with responsibility for the Texas television and cable operations.
Hendrickson, who will join the company’s management committee, has held numerous positions in finance and administration. He has been senior vice president and chief accounting officer (CAO) since November 2007. Prior to that, he served as vice president of human resources, vice president of investor relations and corporate communications, and vice president of strategic and financial planning. Hendrickson began his career at Belo in 1992 as manager of financial planning and served next as assistant controller.
Hendrickson is an honours graduate of both Baylor University and the University of Texas at Arlington. He received a BA in Accounting from Baylor in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995. Hendrickson is a member of the Media Financial Managers Association and currently serves on the association’s national board of directors. He also serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas.
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