January 29, 2015
Robert Horler is coming to America. He has been named chief executive officer at Dentsu Aegis Network USA, after previously holding the same position for Northern Europe. Horler will begin his new position in April.
San Francisco-based agency Eleven has made two additions, naming Jeremy Gibney creative director and Rob Esmundo associate creative director. Both Gibney and Esmudo were previously at Gap.
Discovery Channel has named Paul Pastor executive vice president of network strategy, revenue and operations, reporting to president Rich Ross. Pastor was most recently senior vice president of strategy and consumer analytics at Disney/ABC Television Group.
Nickelodeon has made two promotions, naming Amy Hyland executive vice president of New York sales and Justin Nesci senior vice president of ad sales strategy and technology sales. Hyland was previously executive vice president of ad sales strategy and planning, while Nesci was senior vice president of digital sales.
Forecasting and analysis company ABI Research has brought in Pete Rumpel, naming him chief sales officer. Rumpel has previously held positions at SAP, SciQuest, Rafter and Rosetta Stone.
Lincoln Lopez has joined Univision Communications, becoming vice president and general manager of social media. Lopez was previously vice president of social and digital media at Turner Broadcasting.
NBC News has officially named John Reiss executive producer of “Meet the Press,” after serving as acting executive producer for five months. Reiss is a former longtime executive producer on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”
Spanish-language broadcast network Azteca America has named Roberto Ruiz anchor on its newscasts “Hechos Nacional Tarde” and “Hechos Nacional Noche,” beginning Thursday night (Jan. 29). Ruiz previously anchored the network’s “Azteca America West Coast.”
Tyler James Williams has been added to CBS’s upcoming “Criminal Minds” spinoff, joining actor Gary Sinise. Williams most recently had a recurring role on “The Walking Dead.”
IHeartMedia has expanded the responsibilities of Jim Lawson, naming him regional manager for its Colorado stations, as well as operations manager for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Lawson is also vice president of programming for Hispanic media and brand manager for national programming platforms.
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- Jeremy Gibney and Rob Esmundo join San Francisco agency Eleven
- Paul Pastor becomes EVP of network strategy at Discovery Channel
- Amy Hyland and Justin Nesci rise at Nickelodeon
- Pete Rumpel becomes chief sales officer at ABI Research
- Lincoln Lopez becomes VP and GM of social media at Univision
- Jim Lawson becomes regional manager at iHeartMedia
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