Luken Communications LLC has appointed Doug Evans as executive vice president, chief operating officer. Evans will oversee daily operations of all Luken networks, including “Retro TV,” “Rev’n,” “Heartland,” “The Family Channel,” “PBJ,” “Tuff TV” and “Frost Great Outdoors.”
David Leach, Luken’s president and CEO said, “Doug Evans brings more than 35 years of media experience to Luken Communications, with more than 25 of those years in senior leadership roles.” Leach added, “Doug is the perfect fit to help us grow Luken Communications.”
When asked about his new role at Luken, Evans said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help steer the direction of Luken Communications moving forward. Luken has made all the right moves to be positively positioned for the coming waves of change in the broadcast media industry. Luken has a great team in place, and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”
Evans, a longtime executive of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) with such venerable properties and events, as Hot Rod, Motor Trend, the Hot Rod Power Tour and Car Craft Nationals, will continue his role as a consultant to TEN with a focus on the automotive aftermarket and various industry events on behalf of TEN. Evans will also continue his involvement with SEMA, where he currently serves as chairman-elect of the Board of Directors and chairman of the SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC). Evans was named SEMA Person of the Year in 2009. He will assume the role of chairman of the Board in July 2015 for a two-year term.