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Alvin R. Lustgarten, who since 2020 has been Hearst Television’s senior vice president, technology and information services, will retire in summer 2023, capping more than three decades with Hearst Television and more than four decades in various roles within Hearst corporation.
Prior to his current title, Lustgarten was, since 2001, vice president, technology and information services overseeing the company’s technology, information, and back-office ad operation services. Lustgarten has also provided strategic leadership for many of the company’s new technology initiatives, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics; has played a critical role in overseeing Hearst Television’s cloud transformation; and has led all aspects of its information security program.
“Al has been one of the most important common threads in the Hearst Television tapestry for over thirty years,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb. “His leadership of the technology strategy, systems, and processes as well as his mentorship of many of our colleagues, has been instrumental in the evolution of Hearst Television from its original footprint to the significant scale of today’s company. We are all grateful for the significant contributions to our company and the industry that Al has made to position all of our businesses for success for years to come.”
John Drain, Hearst Television’s chief financial officer, said: “During his tenure at Hearst Television, Al has witnessed many advancements in broadcast technologies, business models, and the operational needs that accompanied each of these changes. Al has consistently proven himself to be a versatile executive, meeting every new challenge and leadership