CHANGING PLACES: Chris Macdonald, Marni Walden, Marco López, Ivan López…

People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

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Elemento L2 EVP & Partner Marco López is leaving full ownership of the Company to Ivan López, Managing Director& Partner.








Ivan will manage all aspects of the company and continue Elemento L2 as a minority-owned and certified agency.






Marni Walden is leaving her position as executive VP and president of global media at Verizon, effective Dec. 31. Her departure comes after a restructuring of Verizon's operations.  






Jonathan Mildenhall is stepping down from his position as CMO of Airbnb on Oct. 20 to start his own consultancy. Prior to Airbnb, he was VP of integrated marketing communication at Coca-Cola North America.





Devika Bulchandani has been promoted to president of McCann New York. She has been with McCann since 1997 and was most recently a managing director and also served as president of McCann XBC, the McCann Worldgroup dedicated unit for MasterCard.





Chris Macdonald, who had been overseeing McCann New York as part of his role as McCann North America president, was elevated to head of McCann Worldgroup North America where, in addition to McCann, he will oversee MRM/McCann, Momentum Worldwide, media agency UM, and PR agency Weber Shandwick.







McCann has hired Sean Lackey for the new position of Chief Growth Officer for the North America region. Lackey most recently was Head of Business Development at Droga5.







Nick Allen was named senior VP, group managing director at R/GA New York, where he will oversee the Verizon account. Allen was most recently global and North America group business head of the Diageo and New York Life accounts at Anomaly. At R/GA, he succeeds Anthony Romano who recently was named CEO of Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York.






Beginning in October, former CNN International Host Sasha Rionda will be anchoring a new Spanish-language television show called Café Con America.Both Café Con America and Coffee with America will be hosted by Sasha Rionda.Sasha Rionda is well-known in the Hispanic Community and as the host for Coffee with America, in addition to her former role on CNN.Café Con America will announce a new network affiliation deal in the coming weeks, as well as an anchor affiliate station.





David Ortiz and Keith Hernandez have joined Fox Sports as analysts for its MLB post-season studio shows.




Ortiz retired after last season culminating a 24-year MLB career that included 10 All-Star game appearances and a World Series MVP.




Hernandez was National League MVP in 1979 and is currently an analyst on the New York Mets telecasts.

Celeste Martorana @celesmartorana

Celeste joined Portada’s team in 2014. Since then, she has been working as an editor for Portada’s English-language website and compiling information for Portada’s Databases.


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