US performing rights organization SESAC announced this week that Kelli Turner has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. In the new role, she will oversee SESAC’s day-to-day operations and continue to play a key role in setting the strategic direction as well as the overall corporate management of the for-profit company.
Turner, who previously served as EVP of Operations, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer at the organisation, will report to John Josephson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SESAC Holdings, while the company’s finance and corporate development functions will continue to report to her.
Commenting on the appointment, Josephson said: “Kelli’s promotion to President and COO is a well-deserved recognition of the role that she’s been playing at the company for the past few years. Her extensive experience and exceptional skills in driving and managing change will be invaluable as we continue to advance SESAC’s business as well as its mission in this dynamic marketplace.”
Prior to joining SESAC, Turner served as President and Chief Financial Officer of RSL Management Corporation. She has also held roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., and held executive level positions at Time Warner Inc.