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Fox Corp. hires former AMC executive; Alaska Communications names CFO

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of executive changes in the U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industries.

* Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. named Laurie Butcher CFO of the company. Butcher joined Alaska Communications in 1997 and has been principal financial and accounting officer since November 2015. The company recently appointed William Bishop as its permanent CEO and president.

* WeWork Cos. Inc., which recently agreed to a $9.5 billion funding package from shareholder SoftBank Group Corp., aims to slash up to 4,000 jobs, representing almost 30% of its global workforce, the Financial Times reported. The unnamed sources told the FT that The We Co. unit aims to increase its occupancy rates in its most important markets to approximately 90%.

* Vonage Holdings Corp. opened its second office in Australia following the appointment of Adam Savage as Asia-Pacific general manager for the company's applications group, which offers contact center and unified communications.

* Enterprise software company ServiceNow Inc. named former SAP SE executive Bill McDermott as president, CEO and board member, effective 2019-end. McDermott will succeed John Donahoe, who is joining NIKE Inc. as president and CEO in January 2020. Donahoe will remain as ServiceNow CEO through the transition period.

* Fox Corp. appointed Yoel Flohr executive vice president of technology and digital. In this role, Flohr will oversee existing digital products and relationships, including FOX Now, and will work closely with the FOX Entertainment team to develop and grow new digital businesses, partnerships and revenues. Flohr previously was executive vice president of digital and franchise development for AMC Networks Inc. and Studios.

* Telaria Inc. appointed Tiffany Francis chief human resources officer. Francis will oversee human resources functions across the company's global offices, including recruitment, professional development and Telaria's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Most recently, Francis was chief talent officer at 360i.

* McClatchy Co. CFO Elaine Lintecum will retire from the company at the end of June 2020. The company expects to appoint Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer Peter Farr as its new CFO after Lintecum leaves. Lintecum plans to remain with the company to assist with an orderly transition. In addition, Vice President of Operations Mark Zieman will leave McClatchy at the end of the year. McClatchy said Zieman's role will not be replaced.