May 5, 2014
Ad agency 160over90 has brought in Sonya Cooper, naming her executive director of client services in its Philadelphia office. Cooper was previously group business partner at Allen & Gerritsen.
Leo Burnett has named Rupert Runewitsch head of its social media and mobile practice for North America, working out of San Francisco. Runewitsch was previously at the digital agency Holler.
BBH has named Marcos Kotlhar an art director in its New York office, reporting to chief creative officer John Patroulis. Kotlhar was previously art director at AlmapBBDO in Brazil.
E! News has made a handful of moves, including promoting Jennifer Lavin to executive producer and Melanie Bromley to chief news correspondent. Lavin has been with E! since 2007, Bromley since 2012. The network has also hired Dina Sansing as executive entertainment director. She was previously West Coast executive editor at Us Weekly.
Universal Television has named Stacey Silverman vice president of drama development, effective June 1. Silverman has previously held positions at Alloy Entertainment and CBS Entertainment.
In a move that’s generating a lot of buzz considering the fierce rivalry between NBC News and ABC News, ABC News has named Chris Donovan senior producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” as well as “Good Morning America” and news specials. Donovan had been a producer at NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Bloomberg Media Group has made two hires, bringing in Mark Halperin and John Heilemann to lead its new political platform Bloomberg Politics. Halperin was previously editor at large and senior political analyst at Time, while Heilemann was national affairs editor at New York magazine.
Toni Ginnetti, a sportswriter at The Chicago Sun-Times, retired last week after 33 years with the newspaper. Ginnetti will still continue to contribute occasionally on a freelance basis.
Steve Fund has been named chief marketing officer at Intel Corp., the computer chip manufacturer. Fund joins from Staples, where he was senior vice president of global marketing.
John Hennessy has been named executive vice president of sales at ThinkVine, a marketing software company. Hennessy has most recently held positions at Locus Traxx and Mobeam.
Synthesio, a social media monitoring company, has named Chris Halvorsen vice president of sales for North America. Halvorsen was previously chief sales officer at Pontiflex.
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