Beverly Hills, Calif. – November 7, 2013 – Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced today the promotion of John B. Penney to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for Starz, LLC. He will work with the CEO, executive committee, as well as heads of the business units, to extend Starz’s corporate and business growth strategies. In this role, Penney will develop and implement strategic initiatives including partnerships, ventures and innovative models for new business opportunities across the Starz family of companies. Previously at Starz, Penney held the position of Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. He will continue to report into Albrecht in the Beverly Hills offices.