Hearst Names Former WarnerMedia and Snap Exec Kristen O'Hara as SVP and Chief Business Officer

O'Hara spent 16 years at Time Warner, 7 of those as CMO

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Hearst Magazines announced today that former WarnerMedia and Snap executive Kristen O’Hara will be assuming the role of svp and chief business officer, effective Jan. 6. In the newly created position, O’Hara will oversee U.S. advertising sales and marketing for Hearst brands, as well as integrated and corporate sales.

“Kristen brings a wealth of experience, solid relationships and innovative ideas to this new role,” wrote Hearst Magazines president Troy Young in a statement.

O’Hara’s sales and leadership experience “across multiple brands and platforms” in addition to her “fearless approach to an evolving media industry” will serve Hearst’s clients, audience engagement and business, Young said.

In 2018, O’Hara

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