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DC names Ron Perazza as vice president of online

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Ron Perazza, DC Comics’ vice president of creative services, announced this afternoon he’s accepted the position of vice president of online for DC Entertainment. He’ll be based in Burbank, Calif., along with the rest of DC Online, which moves to the West Coast next summer.

Perazza is best known for his role in overseeing the company’s online initiatives, including the recently closed Zuda imprint.

His promotion is only the latest in a series of staffing announcements to come out of DC in the past few weeks as the company continues its major restructuring that began in September 2009 and is expected to continue through at least August 2011.

The reorganization has seen the establishment of DC Entertainment, under new President Diane Nelson, and the creation of an executive team that includes Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Most dramatic, however, is the “bi-coastal realignment strategy” that will see the shift business/administration, multimedia and digital-content operations to Burbank, while leaving the publishing division in New York City. As many as 80 employees are expected to be fired or relocated in the move.

Other recent promotions have included: Hank Kanalz to senior vice president-digital; Bob Wayne to senior vice president of sales and marketing; Bob Harras to editor-in-chief, VP, DC Comics; Mark Chiarello to vice president-art direction & design; and Eddie Berganza to executive editor of the DC Universe imprint.

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