CHANGING PLACES: Juan Chouza, Christina Carey Dunleavy, Lisa Kus…

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Juan Chouza has been appointed Director of Global Partnerships at NYC-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency.  Leverage brings deep expertise in creating 360° marketing partnerships through sponsorship sales, experiential marketing, public relations and asset valuation.  In his role at Leverage, Chouza will work closely with Miami-based Leverage Latino on key clients including Combate Americas (largest Hispanic MMA sports league), Kick It (largest 3ve youth soccer tournament) and IIFA Awards (International Indian Film Academy’s Bollywood awards).

Christina Carey Dunleavy has joined Discovery Communications as VP, ad sales marketing. She was most recently VP of client partnerships at NBCUniversal and prior to that served as director of ESPN CreativeWorks.



Three longtime account executives at Discovery were also promoted:

Lisa Kus was elevated to VP, client & brand partnerships.





Evan Mason has been promoted to VP, client solutions.


Jane Mylan was named VP, national ad sales.





PebblePost®, the inventor of Programmatic Direct Mail®, announced the promotion of Adam Solomon to Chief Product Officer.In his new role, Solomon will oversee product strategy -- development and execution -- as PebblePost expands into new verticals and markets in response to strong demand for Programmatic Direct Mail® -- the first new channel since search and social.Solomon joined PebblePost as vice president of product in 2016.



The shopper marketing division of Leo Burnett Group is opening two new U.S. offices in New York and Northwest Arkansas and adding seven new executives, Adweek first reported. Last November, Arc was named the new lead agency for all of the MillerCoors U.S. retail business, winning away the account from Omnicom. The seven new execs include: Debbie Myszynski, executive VP, business leadership and director of commerce; Elizabeth Harris, executive VP, director of strategy; Jenny Cacioppo, executive VP, business leadership; Karl Wenzel, senior VP and director of operations; John Lowell, executive VP, chief intelligence officer; Billie Smith, executive VP, talent management and HR operations; and Anna Gomez, chief financial officer. Most of those execs are longtime employees of Leo Burnett.



Brandon Rhoten has been appointed global chief marketing officer at Papa John's. He was previously VP of advertising, media and digital/social at Wendy's. Papa John's has not had a chief marketing officer since Bob Kraut departed in 2015. Robert Thompson has been the top Papa John's marketer, first in his role as senior VP, marketing, and more recently as VP, brand planning and analysis. Earlier in his career. Rhoten spent six years in assorted roles at creative agency gyro.




Arthur Sadoun takes over as chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe beginning June 1. He will succeed Maurice Levy, who at 75 is stepping down from those roles. Levy, who has been with Publicis for 46 years, will continue to do work for the agency holding company in other capacities, according to an Ad Age report. The change was previously announced by Publicis.


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