A graduate of Dillard University, who served as interim head of talent and casting for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios since November, has been promoted.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Ayo Davis had been moved up to head ABC’s talent and casting department and she has already made some big moves. Davis has hired WME’s Jonathan Bluman as VP talent and casting for ABC.

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“Jonathan’s reputation for finding and developing talent precedes him,” Davis said. “We’re excited for him to join our team and bring his exceptional skill set to ABC.”

The black college grad and 13-year veteran at ABC was praised by executives for her leadership and creativity in her many roles at the network. Davis spearheaded ABC Discovers and supervised popular TV shows on the network, including “black-ish,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “Modern Family.”

“Ayo has done an amazing job identifying and bringing new talent into the fold for both the studio and network,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said. “Her keen eye and track record make her perfect for this position.”