Changing Places: Rick Gomez, Khaled Abdelwahed, Lisa Nolan, Claudia Granados, Jack Hobbs, Peter Bohan
People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
Rick Gomez is Target Corporation’s new senior vice president of brand and category marketing. Target recently partnered with music produce Emilio Estefan to curate a special selection of movies, music, and books called “Emilio Estefan’s Picks.” Target also tasked Estefan with signing exclusive partnerships with Latin music artists. Gomez used to run marketing at beer giant MillerCoors.
Azteca America appointed Khaled Abdelwahed as Vice President, General Manager of Azteca 54, the network’s flagship full-power station in Los Angeles. “Khaled has proven his leadership and performance abilities at Azteca 54 in his prior role as General Sales Manager and we are pleased to have his hardworking and results-driven character as General Manager of Azteca 54,” said Martin Breidsprecher, CEO of Azteca America. Mr. Abdelwahed has an extensive career of over 25 year in both the advertising and media business in Los Angeles. In media he has worked in executive sales positions in radio and television. Before his appointment as GM, he was General Sales Manager of Azteca 54 since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Abdelwahed worked for Univision as a GSM and LSM for seven years.
Univision Communications announced key promotions within the company’s Network Sales division. Longtime Univision employee Lisa Nolan moves up to senior vice president of Network Sales. Claudia Granados, currently vice president of Business Development, shifts over to Nolan’s former position as vice president of Network Sales. Nolan and Granados will continue to be based in New York. Nolan will report to Trisha Pray, executive vice president of Network Sales, and Granados to Lisa Nolan. “We are so fortunate to be able to fill important positions with talented people from within our own company who know how to help advertisers connect with the U.S. Hispanic audience in a mutually beneficial way,” Pray said in announcing the promotions. Nolan has been a part of Univision since 1999. She joined the company as an account executive and then earned a promotion to vice president of Network Sales. She came to Univision after a five-year stint as an account executive at ABC Television Network, first in the news department and then in the primetime division. Before joining the network television ranks, Nolan worked as a media buyer for nearly 10 years at DMB&B, McCann Erickson and BBDO. Nolan graduated from Pace University.
Peter Bohan has been named executive director of the Reuters America Service, the agency’s domestic news product for U.S. media. As the founding editor of the service, Bohan will be responsible for expanding its business for newspapers, broadcasters and online publishers. He joined Reuters as a reporter in Chicago in 1983 and worked as an editor in Hong Kong and bureau chief in Singapore before spending a decade as America’s commodities editor. In 2004, he became Midwest bureau chief and added the role of Reuters America editor in 2010.
Radio executive Jack Hobbs has accepted a top executive position with Spanish Broadcasting System based in Miami.Hobbs is said to have resigned from his post as executive VP/director of sales for Univision Radio for his new position at SBS, according to a source familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity. Hobbs is expected to be named executive VP of corporate sales overseeing cross-platform sales for SBS' TV, radio, entertainment division and Internet. Hobbs worked since 1995 as EVP Director of Corporate Sales at Univision Radio.