WWE announced that Michael Luisi has been named Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 10, 2011. His job is one of the toughest in the company as he will be responsible for business and legal affairs and will report directly to Vince McMahon. “Michael has had a very accomplished career in the entertainment industry. He brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts within the entertainment industry which will benefit WWE and serve him well in his new position,” said the WWE CEO and Chairman. Prior to joining WWE, Luisi was with Miramax Films for 12 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations. In this position, he was the principal business and legal advisor to the President of Miramax Films and the company’s senior management team. Since 2004, he has served as an adjunct professor in the Entertainment, Media and Technology program at New York University Stern School of Business. Luisi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)