DC Comics has promoted Anne Leung DePies to Senior Vice President and General Manager, replacing Daniel Cherry III, who has left the company (see “Reports Say Daniel Cherry III Has Left DC”). DePies, who has been with DC since 2011, had worked with Cherry in her previous position as SVP Business Strategy, Finance, and Administration.
In her new role, DePies oversee operations, marketing, brand management, and other aspects of DC’s business, and she will work with CCO and Publisher Jim Lee to make creative and editorial decisions that will promote the company’s plans for its stories, characters, and digital programming, as well as continuing its commitment to the direct market.
Before coming to DC, DePies worked in acquisitions for Warner Brothers’ theatrical, television, and video games units.
“Anne’s deep knowledge and appreciation of the DC business, legacy and people will be invaluable in this new leadership role,” said Pam Lifford, President WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences, who made the announcement. “She understands our fans, characters and stories, and along with Jim, will passionately build our DC publishing business to even greater heights.”
“It is incredibly humbling to step into this role at a place I’ve been for a while now,” DePies said. “I feel like I partially grew up at DC, and I’ve seen how important we are to our fans. To get the chance to lead our company to do even more for them is a dream come true.”