Changing Places: Allyson Witherspoon, Linh Peters, Andres Rincon, Gisella Fu-Ripp, Mike Stopper….

Allyson Witherspoon, Linh Peters, Andres Rincon, Gisella Fu-Ripp, Mike Stopper…People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

New CMO’s at Nissan and Calvin Klein

Allison WitherspoonNissan has promoted Allyson Witherspoon to U.S. chief marketing officer. Her new  responsibilities include marketing communications, enhancing brand value, customer trust and product marketing. Witherspoon most recently served as vice president, marketing communications and media at Nissan, and she has also been general manager for global brand engagement for the company in Japan. Before coming to Nissan, she was director of marketing communications for INFINITI and global business director at Havas Worldwide.

Linh PetersCalvin Klein has tapped Linh Peters, currently VP of loyalty at Starbucks, as global CMO, effective November 2nd, 2020. Peters has served in several top marketing roles, most recently serving as VP of loyalty, partnership and product marketing at Starbucks.  Peters has extensive data-driven marketing experience, including stints at Ulta Beauty and Target.


Rincon Joins Canela Media


Andres RinconDigital media company Canela Media appointed media sales industry professional Andres Rincon as Senior Vice President of Sales overseeing the East Coast region.  “Andres has a reputation that precedes him based on his deep understanding of the Hispanic marketplace and ability to translate that into campaigns that drive results for brands and organizations,” said Isabel Rafferty, Founder and CEO of Canela Media. Rincon joins Canela Media from LATV Networks where he served as Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnership for the past 10 years and was responsible for revenue and stewarding the company’s linear network, digital platforms, client relationships and go-to-market strategy.Rincon will be responsible for supporting budget aspects of the P&L and help lead all sales for the company’s East Coast clients, working closely with Matt Montemayor, Canela Media’s, Vice President of Sales leading the West and Central regions.

Gisella Fu-Ripp appointed VP at LATV

Gisela FuripLATV Networks announced the promotion of Gisella Fu-Ripp to Vice President of Sales & Strategic Partnerships Furip joined LATV in 2012. According to the announcement, Fu-Ripp’s forward-thinking strategy and commitment to LATV’s clients has helped fuel LATV’s exponential growth as a creation hub for Latinx creators, and digital publisher through, streaming and OTT

Nissan Elevates Witherspoon To CMO


Spire Agency Hires Mike Stopper

Spire Agency, a Dallas-based B2B branding agency, has hired Mike Stopper as Executive Vice President, Client Service & Planning.  “We are thrilled to have Mike on board joining the Spire family,” said Spire Agency Partner, Steve Gray. “Mike joins Kimberly Tyner and me on the leadership team and will be leading the agency-client service team. Strategically, Mike will be integral in working with us to guide the future growth and development of Spire.”