Changing Places

Jim Heekin, Chairman and CEO of Grey Group, announced that Alain Groenendaal is joining Winglatino, Grey's Hispanic marketing communications agency, as President and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Groenendaal succeeds Jackie Bird. Ms. Bird is leaving to pursue other personal and professional interests and will assist with the transition in the coming weeks.

Batanga, Inc., announced  the creation of a new C-level position at Batanga, Inc. -- Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Phil Frank will be serving in this new role effective immediately, based out of the Batanga New York office, and will have ultimate accountability of all revenue generating activities.

Cine Latino, the a Spanish-language premium film channel in the United States, announced the appointment of cable industry veteran James M. McNamara, former chief executive of Telemundo and founder of Panamax Films, as non-executive Chairman.

Ivan Perez Joins GolTV as Vice President of Network Ad Sales.

Rossana Rosado, current publisher for El Diario La Prensa, the oldest and fastest growing major newspaper in the United States, will now act as publisher of El Diario and Hoy Nueva York. Jorge Ayala, recent publisher of Hoy Nueva York, has been promoted to Vice President of Advertising for both New York properties.

Interep's Hispanic television representation division, Azteca America Spot Television Sales and Hispanic Independent Television Sales, announced that it has added two senior executives to its team in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Joining the division in Chicago is Margo Mase as Vice President/Director of Sales. Mase joins Interep from ABC Radio Sales. In Los Angeles, Carla Hernandez joins Interep as an Account Executive from Entravision Communications in San Diego where she was a Local TV Account Executive selling Univision KBNT, Telemundo XHAS and Telefutura KDTF.


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