Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has named Len Marino to the post of Vice President of Creative Services. In this newly created role, Marino will assume senior management responsibility for a consolidated Creative Services Division, which will include the Network’s Creative Services and On-Air Promotions Departments.
“Len is clearly a dynamic and capable leader who brings a wealth of experience, talent and wisdom to EWTN,” said EWTN Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “The consolidation of these areas into a single creative group will enable us to expand upon the tremendous work that has already been done in these areas and to bring more focus to our efforts to build a greater engagement with the Network’s global brand and our mission.”
Marino’s career began on Madison Avenue and spans more than 35 years with stops at CNN Creative Services, Starz, Encore and Hallmark Entertainment Networks. He’s worked with the Muppets and helped launch a number of networks including Encore’s Multiplex, Kermit and The Hallmark Channel. He’s had his own creative shop for the past 14 years. Marino’s latest projects include creative and on-air promotion for WeatherNation as well a series of advertising campaigns and branding initiatives for EWTN.
Marino is a devout Catholic and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Marino and Lorna, his wife of 31 years, will be relocating to Birmingham from Denver in the next few weeks. The couple has a grown daughter and two feisty terriers. Marino is an alumnus of Tulane University in New Orleans and St. Mary’s High School in his native New York.
“I feel blessed to be able to contribute to the evangelization efforts of EWTN as it continues its global expansion,” Marino said. “Five years ago, I had a series of life-changing events that put me on a path to a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith. Over the past months, I have enjoyed working with the Creative team at the Network and I look forward to using the experiences I have been privileged to have over my lifetime for EWTN and its mission.”
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 238 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.