(March 1, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Dana Schulhof Abel has been promoted to Vice President of Finance & Accounting at The WB, it was announced by Mitch Nedick, the network’s Executive Vice President of Finance & Operations. Ms. Abel, who reports to Mr. Nedick, manages the accounting and finance department at The WB, managing a staff of nine. She also develops, implements and oversees the network’s internal financial policies and procedures, ensuring that all internal controls are in compliance with Warner Bros. policies. Also under Ms. Abel’s auspices are the daily financial activities of the network, including those for prime-time programming and development, Kids’ WB!, marketing and promotion, overhead, distribution, development and operations and sales accounting. One of the several employees at The WB who had previously worked for The WB’s CEO Jamie Kellner at Fox Broadcasting Company, Ms. Abel, joined The WB in October, 1994 and most recently held the title of Director of Finance & Accounting. “This promotion is richly deserved,” Mr. Nedick said. “Dana has grown with the network. I have always had confidence in her ability.” Prior to joining The WB, Ms. Abel was Director of Finance at FBC, where she worked for 7 1/2 years. The Cal. State-Northridge graduate worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen directly out of college. Ms. Abel is a licensed CPA in the state of California.
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