Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) announced Friday the promotion of sales and retail marketing executive Kathleen Gallagher to Executive Vice President & Managing Director – North America.
In her new role, Gallagher will lead UPHE’s physical home entertainment business, including Sales, Operations, Finance, Customer Marketing and Distribution Partnerships across the U.S. and Canada.
Gallagher replaces longtime UPHE executive Dick Longwell who is transitioning to retirement. The news was announced by Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Gallagher most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Customer Marketing, and Category Management for UPHE’s U.S. physical sell-through and rental businesses.
She began her career at Universal in 2000 as Assistant Category Manager quickly advancing through the ranks, serving in various sales, category management and customer marketing positions.
She began her career in 1999 at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she held Sales Planning positions within Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment.