CHANGING PLACES: Jorge Ortega, Oscar Padilla, Roger Solé, Craig Bahner, Paul Norman …
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Jorge Ortega has joined Burson Marsteller as Executive Vice-President/Managing DIrector. For the last 4 years, Ortega had worked as Managing Director, Chief Strategy Executive, Hispanic Market & Communications at Newlink America.
Pulpo, a Hispanic digital platform, and a business unit of Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media companyserving Latino audiences and communities, announced that it has promoted Oscar Padilla to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Digital Media & Insights. Padilla was previously the Vice President of Strategy for Entravision’s Luminar Insights, a “big data” analytics and modeling provider focused on delivering insights on U.S. Latino consumers. Padilla succeeds María Lopez-Knowles, who was recently promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Entravision.Read more.
Roger Solé has been appointed to a dual role: senior vice president for the Hispanic market and senior vice president of Innovation of Sprint. He will report to CEO Marcelo Claure. Solé assumes a newly created role to lead all functions in Sprint’s new Hispanic business unit. Sprint sees the Hispanic market as one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and an area where the company can gain leadership. Solé also will assume the role as president of Sprint Puerto Rico. All business functions in Puerto Rico will report to Solé, including general manager Patricia Eaves. Puerto Rico will be the hub for Sprint’s Latin creativity and innovation.His responsibilities include Pinsight Media, a Sprint division that specializes in mobile advertising, and the Sprint Accelerator, a mentorship-driven program for health care startups. Kevin McGinnis, vice president for Pinsight Media and executive sponsor for the Sprint Accelerator, will report directly to Solé.Prior to TIM Brasil, Solé led all innovation for six years at Vivo (Telefonica Brasil), the largest operator in Brazil. He was a key force in the turnaround of Vivo, focusing on building unique value propositions for the high-value customer segments.
Craig Bahner has joined Kellogg Co. as president of its U.S. morning foods division. He was previously chief marketing officer at Wendy's and prior to that held assorted executive roles at Procter & Gamble.
Mary Beth West has been named executive VP, chief customer and marketing officer at JC Penney, effective June 1. She is also a member of the JC Penney board of directors. West was previously chief marketing officer at Mondelez International before leaving that post last summer. She will replace Debra Berman, who left JC Penney in March.