Black River Entertainment announced a restructuring of their Marketing Department today (Jan. 15). Nikki Abbamont elevates to Associate Director of Project Management, Ainsley Barry to Social Media Coordinator, and Megan Hazeltine to Marketing Coordinator.
Upon announcing the restructuring, Black River’s EVP Rick Froio acknowledged the three team members, “We are grateful for their willingness to adapt to the changing landscape by assuming these new roles within the team. With these changes now in effect, we know it will continue to make us a stronger company in 2021.”
Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Abbamont joined Black River Entertainment in May 2017 as the Publicity and Marketing Coordinator before fully transitioning to Marketing Coordinator in 2018 and Marketing Manager in 2019. Now serving as the Associate Director of Project Management, Abbamont reports directly to Froio and will oversee organization, management, and general oversight of the progress and execution of ongoing Black River label releases and projects.
Ainsley Barry joined Black River Entertainment as the Copyright and Licensing Coordinator in August of 2019. The Malvern, Pennsylvania native now serves as the Social Media Coordinator, and reports to Black River’s VP of Marketing, Tanya Schrage.
Hailing from Dover, New Hampshire, Hazeltine joined the Publicity Department at the beginning of 2020. Now serving as the Marketing Coordinator, Hazeltine also reports to Schrage, and is responsible for all traffic flow within the Marketing & Creative departments.
Black River’s President and CEO Gordon Kerr added, “At Black River, we believe in leaving this place better than we found it. That’s what we’re doing with our team in 2021. By utilizing our people’s strengths in areas that will benefit most, this new configuration makes us stronger. With resilience, passion for our artists and songwriters, and hard work, we are looking forward to a strong year.”
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