Circle Adds Three Execs

Three execs have been tapped to lead CircleOpry Entertainment Group and Gray Television's media network dedicated to the country music lifestyle experience (CAT 12/11). Geoff DeFrance joins as SVP/Digital, Evan Haiman as SVP/Content and Teresa George as VP/Strategic Partnerships. All three are based in Nashville and report to GM Drew Reifenberger. DeFrance's past stops include Yahoo!, Motor Trend Group and Kelley Blue Book; Haiman spent time at MLB, HBO and Warner Bros. before his most recent role as AXSTV VP/Development, Programming & Production; and George has served in exec. roles at the CMA and ACM and worked with brands including Dr Pepper, 7-UP, Chrysler, and WalMart. Circle launches Jan. 1; more here. Reach DeFrance here, Haiman here and George here.