Media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group announced the hiring of Jeffrey Lewis as chief compliance officer.

In this newly created position, Lewis will supervise corporate compliance functions, including regulatory, code of conduct, competition, and privacy. Reporting directly to Sinclair President and CEO Chris Ripley, Lewis will also be responsible for leading strategic guidance on the implementation of compliance with regulatory agency requirements.

Previously, Lewis held roles as senior vice president-compliance and chief accessibility officer at AT&T and general counsel and chief compliance officer for Pinnacle Propane. Prior to those positions, Lewis was in private practice, specializing in corporate and technology law. He also was an enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission.