M.T.Carney, partner of Naked Communications, starts as Marketing Director at Walt Disney Studios. She will have as specific duties the purchasing and procurement executives, working together with Walt Disney CEO, Bob Iger.
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. today announced expanded assignments for two of its senior executives. Suzanne Grimes, President, US Affinities, is promoted to President, North American Affinities, a new position leading US Affinities, Reader's Digest Canada and RDA's business in India. Grimes will be based in New York. Patricia Hespanha, President, Canada & Latin America, becomes President of Asia Pacific / Latin America, comprising Asia, Australia-New Zealand-South Africa and Latin America. In the Asia Pacific role she succeeds Andrea Martin, who is leaving RDA to pursue new endeavors. Hespanha is based in Mexico City.
David Hernández, the head of Tribal DDB Chicago´s office leaves the agency. He returns to Ogilvy & Mather as Digital Director. At Tribal DDB San Francisco, Geoffrey Gougion leaves the positions of Managing Director. He will be replaced by Mike Parker, co-president of the firm.
NBC Universal appointes Debra Goetz as vice president of integrated sales marketing. She had been vice president of corporate marketing at Univision Communications.
Havas Worldwide is hiring Mauricio Galvan, U.S. Hispanic market's creative director and ex senior executive for Leo Olper. Mauricio will have as specific duties building a new Hispanic offering for Havas agencies.
The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is expanding by introducing a New York chapter dedicated to supporting and growing the Hispanic PR profession in NY. Founding members and board of directors for the NY chapter include: David Henry as President; Vice President Monica Talan, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Univision Communications, Inc.; Treasurer Melissa Smith, Executive Vice President of RL Public Relations; and Secretary Claudia Mejia-Haffner, Vice President of The Axis Agency.
Matt Ryan, global CMO of Euro RSCG, has been promoted to president of global brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide and global CMO of Havas Worldwide. Naomi Troni, formerly global new business director of Euro RSCG Worldwide, has been promoted to global CMO of that company.
La Comunidad promotes Roberta Bantel to Senior Account Director. Roberta, a multi-national agency veteran, has joined La Comunidad to lead multiple new client accounts including Chrysler and Remy Martin among others and will report to Antoinette directly. Roberta was formerly Managing Direct /President of TBWA Agency division in Berlin.