FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 17, 2000
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Ben Waters, VP of Administration (919) 890-6062
Captiol Broadcasting Company Names Two New Vice Presidents
RALEIGH, NC, November 17, 2000 – Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, announced the appointment of two Vice Presidents to the corporate staff. Paul R. Pope, Jr. was named Vice President of Community Relations and Janice F. Sharp was named Vice President of Human Resources.
Pope is a veteran broadcaster. He has been employed by Capitol Broadcasting Company for 33 years. Currently, he is station manager of WRAZ-TV, a Capitol Broadcasting Company station in Durham, NC. He has held a variety of management positions within the company.
Pope is heavily involved in civic and community groups. He has been a volunteer for over 29 years with the Explorer Program of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Occoneechee Council of the Boys Scouts of America for more than 10 years. He is president of the Interfaith Food Shelter and a former member of the board of United Way of Wake County.
His volunteer work has not gone unrecognized. In 1982 Pope received the Governor’s Award for Community Service. He was named a Black Achiever by the Garner Road YMCA in 1991. The Boy Scouts of American gave Pope the Whitney Young Service Award in 1997 and the Silver Beaver Award in 2000.
Goodmon praised Pope for his long service to the company and to the community. “Paul and I go back a long time,” Goodmon said. “With this promotion,” Goodmon said, “we’ll be working even more closely together.”
Jan Sharp joined Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1997 as corporate director of human resources. She has served in professional/management positions for a number of Triangle based companies, including Encompass, Exide Electronics and Quantum Resources.
Sharp was awarded the 2000 HR Professional of the Year by the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management. She also received the 2000 Robert F. McLain Memorial Award for outstanding service to the chapter and the HR Profession by the Raleigh Wake HR Management Association. She currently serves as president of American Women in Radio and Television and is chair of the Broadcast Careers Program Committee of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.
In announcing the promotion, Goodmon said, “Jan Sharp brings a high degree of professionalism to our Human Resources Department.” Goodmon added, “Under her leadership we have developed additional employee benefits and a recruiting system that brings us top candidates for each open position.”
Both promotions are effective January 1, 2001. The corporate restructuring follows an earlier announcement that Ben Waters, vice president of administration, is retiring at the end of the year.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.