New York – Respected industry executive Nancy Dubuc has been appointed president and general manager of Lifetime Networks. Dubuc will also continue her successful tenure as president and general manager of History brands. The announcement was made by Abbe Raven, president and CEO, AETN, to whom Dubuc will report. The appointment becomes effective 1 May 2010. In her new role, Dubuc will be responsible for the Lifetime and History brands’ strategic planning, programming, consumer marketing, publicity and brand development. During Dubuc’s three year tenure at History, the network has launched its ten top rated series of all time, including Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, The Universe, Ax Men, Life After People and How The Earth Was Made. Prior to her role at History, Dubuc was senior vice president, programming, A&E Network. She joined A&E Network in March 2003 as vice president, non-fiction & alternative programming. An award-winning executive producer from 2003 to 2007, Dubuc supervised the development and creation of A&E’s non-fiction programming including the network’s signature Real-Life series; justice franchises, critically-acclaimed documentary series, Biography, marquee specials and lifestyle series.