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Darrell Brown to step down as Bonneville president

Tanya Vea will take over as president and chief operating officer in August.

Tanya Vea will take over as president and chief operating officer in August.

Bonneville International President Darrell Brown. (Photo via LinkedIn, Graphic by The Desk)
Bonneville International President Darrell Brown. (Photo via LinkedIn, Graphic by The Desk)

Bonneville International says its top executive, Darrell Brown, will be stepping down from the role of president and retire in early August.

Brown has served as Bonneville’s president since February 2013, overseeing Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV (Channel 5) and radio stations in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle and other markets.

“I’ve loved my time at Bonneville, and it’s not easy to leave, but it’s the right time for me and my family,” Brown said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to associate with so many wonderful employees as we’ve worked together to further Bonneville’s mission to be a positive influence on the communities we serve.”

Tanya Vea will succeed Brown in the role of president and chief operating officer on August 1, the company said. She has worked at Bonneville since 2010 and currently serves as the company’s executive vice president.

“Darrell has been an incredible mentor, and I’m so grateful for all that he’s done for Bonneville,” Vea said on Thursday. “He has led by example as a steward of the company and its resources. I will miss working with him, and I feel incredibly fortunate to take on this role knowing that he has put the company in a position of strength.”

Bonneville is the for-profit broadcast arm of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The company is based in Salt Lake City.

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