Crown Media Family Network President and CEO Exits Position! Read more here --->>>
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Crown Media Family Network president and CEO Bill Abbott will exit his position per the CEO and President of Hallmark Cards Inc, Mike Perry. In a statement to the public, he stated, “After 11 years, Bill Abbott, president, and CEO of Crown Media is leaving the company. I want to thank Bill for his many years of success and contributions to Crown Media and wish him continued success.” No replacement has been named at this time as the company is still searching for the right candidate to take the position. “I have tremendous confidence in the Crown Media management team and with this team in place, I will begin a search for Bill’s replacement,” said Perry.
While there has no has been no official explanation for Abbott’s exit, the news comes on the heels of the controversy the Network faced when they pulled an ad from Zola, a wedding planning organization, that depicted two women couple kissing at their wedding. Apparently, the decision to remove the ad placement came from Abbott and caused an uproar with viewers and celebrities alike. After the outrage, Perry quickly reinstated the ad and issued an apology.