January 29, 2017
Leo Burnett has named Katie Newman chief marketing officer for the U.S., working alongside North America chief executive officer Andrew Swinand. Newman was previously chief marketing officer at The Abundancy, Ardent and Transparent Media Partners.
DDB New York has made a number of moves, including promoting Melissa Martinez to chief marketing officer and Michael Collins to managing partner. Martinez had been group business director, while Collins was global business director. The agency has also made a pair of hires, naming Alexander Rea creative technology officer and Kimberly Bernhardt managing partner. Rea joins from Framestore, Bernhardt from Glamour magazine.
BBDO has promoted Matt Miller to chief creative officer, working in the agency’s San Francisco office. Miller joined the agency in 2014 as executive creative director.
Maryland agency Benchworks has brought in Jake King, naming him vice president and group creative director. King was previously creative director at CorasCloud.
Sacramento agency MeringCarson has brought in Beth Shaini, naming her connections and media supervisor. Shaini was most recently a media supervisor at Runyon Saltzman.
The New York Times has named Catherine Porter bureau chief in Toronto, where she will help the paper expand its Canadian coverage. Porter was previously a columnist at The Toronto Star.
Mona Wehbe has been named executive director of marketing at Vectorform, a mobile augmented and virtual reality company. Wehbe was previously senior manager of global marketing and analyst relations for KellyOCG.
The Country Music Association has promoted Damon Whiteside to chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Whiteside will continue to report to chief executive officer Sarah Trahern.
Freeform has added Will Tudor to the cast of “Shadowhunters” for the second half of season two, playing the character Sebastian Verlac. Tudor previously appeared on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Actor Manny Montana has joined the cast of NBC’s drama pilot “Good Girls,” playing a local money launderer. Montana previously appeared on “Conviction.”
Barbara Hale, the actress who played secretary Della Street on “Perry Mason,” died last week in her home at age 94. No cause was given. Hale also appeared on a number of other shows during her career, including “Ironside,” “Adam-12” and “The Doris Day Show.”
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