Quentin Schaffer is stepping down from his position as EVP corporate communications at HBO next month. Schaffer has been with the cable network since 1980.
Schaffer leaves HBO following the executive shakeup that took place in the wake of AT&T’s purchase of WarnerMedia, the network’s parent company. HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, who had been Schaffer’s boss, exited in February and was succeeded by former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt.
In May, former Disney-ABC TV PR head Kevin Brockman was named executive vice president of global communication for WarnerMedia’s entertainment networks (HBO, Cinemax, TBS, TNT, truTV) and its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.
Schaffer had responsibility for talent relations, press outreach, awards campaigns, consumer press outreach, CSR and corporate affairs, among other duties. He oversaw the press launch of HBO NOW, the network’s subscription video-on-demand service, and worked campaigns on shows including “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Big Little Lies.”
Before coming to HBO, he worked at WABC-TV and entertainment PR firm Solters & Roskin.