This week’s agency news, people on the move and brand buzz.
On the Move
Bank of America’s CMO Meredith Verdone is retiring after four years in the role. The bank plans to eliminate the role as it restructures. And Christina Smedley, Robinhood’s chief marketing and communications officer, is exiting the company after one year.
Camp NYC Inc., a New York-based toy retailer, tapped former HBO Max marketing exec Chris Spadaccini as chief marketing officer. And beauty brand Underlining named Amanda Johnson as chief marketing officer
Snap hired Microsoft’s chief online safety officer Jacqueline Beauchere as its first global head of platform safety.
VanynerMedia Los Angeles tapped Aaron Howe as executive creative director.
Zeny Shifferaw joined Pinterest as creator inclusion lead.
VMLY&R named Beth Ann Kaminkow as CEO in New York, succeeding Jason Xenopoulos, who was appointed global chief creative officer for WPP’s work with Ford. He will also continue his role as VMLY&R’s North America co-chief creative officer.
TBWA\Chiat\Day LA promoted Kirsten Rutherford to executive creative director. And DDB New York hired Mat Bisher as chief creative officer.
Forsman & Bodenfors tapped Lyndsey Corona, former exec at McCann North America, as president of F&B New York.
Havas Media Group hired Vlad Golinder as SVP, martech and data consulting; Chris Chobanian as SVP group director, analytics; Sriram “Ram” Padmanabhan as SVP, decision sciences; Joon Park as VP, director, analytics; Dana Cohen as VP, director, analytics and Yoo-Jin Cho as SVP group director, analytics.
UM promoted Jeff Marshall to chief diversity officer, and Code + Theory appointed Renée Miller to chief diversity officer.
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