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descargaGeneral Mills, which celebrated its 150th anniversary this year, announced a new organizational structure for the global organization.This reshuffling includes the termination of the international chief operating officer role and the departure of U.S. SVP/CMO Ann Simonds.




descarga-2Simonds spent over two years in the CMO role. She has worked at General Mills for more than 20 years under various titles and played a key role in the marketing of its many consumer goods brands. Simonds also led the recent round of reviews along with CCO Michael Fanuele.




descarga-1President U.S. COO Jeff Harmening will now run global operations and effectively take over for PepsiCo veteran Christopher D. O’Leary, whose job will be eliminated.

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, four business regional groups will report directly to Harmening, each led by a Group President:



descarga-5North America Retail (U.S. Retail & Canada) led by Jon Nudi(photo)

Europe & Australia led by Bethany Quam

descarga-6Asia & Latin America led by Christina Law(photo)

Convenience Stores & Foodservice led by Shawn O’Grady

The company will also eliminate 400-600 jobs around the world, “subject to consultation with employees and employee representatives in locations as required.” GM is an organization that employs an estimated 39,000 people in full and part-time positions.General Mills has instead decided to create a global CMO position, and the company is currently seeking external candidates to fill it.


206644-1-mTechnology and data-driven media solutions company Intersection has appointed Marta Martinez Chief Revenue Officer. Martinez will drive revenue across the organization as it scales its growing digital media portfolio, including LinkNYC, LinkUK, and the MTA New York City Transit On the Go kiosks, to new solutions, products, and markets globally.Martinez will report to Chairman and interim CEO Dan Doctoroff.Before joining Intersection, Martinez served as Senior Vice President of AOL Advertising.


aaeaaqaaaaaaaaxfaaaajda1njq3ntdmlwzjymytndg1yi04mmq4lwy2otm1owu5ntc0ywJudith Martinez-Sadri has been named  Bilingual Digital Content Manager at Cox Communications in Atlanta.






aaeaaqaaaaaaaapxaaaajdu5y2e3nwnkltliymetngu2ni1imgvjltlizgq0yzdkmgnmmgRafael Hernandez is the new Sales Director at impreMedia’s IM Studio Ñ. Prior to his recent appointment, Hernandez worked as National Digital Director at Time Inc.

cy7ze4hxgaa2_ppUnivision Puerto Rico has appointed Michael Gillespie to President and General Manager, effective immediately.  In this role, Gillespie will be responsible for the overall direction and operation of all of Univision Puerto Rico’s properties, which include two television stations Univision Canal 11 and Tele Isla Canal 7 as well as two radio stations WKAQ-580 (WKAQ-AM & WYEL-AM); KQ105 (WUKQ-FM) and (WUKW-FM) and Univision’s digital assets on the island. Gillespie will report to John Eck, Chief Local Media Officer for Univision Communications Inc.Gillespie started his media career in Puerto Rico at the radio station WOSO and Canal 13.


descarga-8Telemundo Houston has hired Sussy Ruiz as Assistant News Director.She replaces Andrea Ospina, who left the position in September.Ruiz was most recently Regional Manager of Broadcast and Digital News for the Univision Television Group, based in Miami. She had worked for Univision for almost 15 years.




descarga-7iHeartMedia announced that Jose Gadea has been named Program Director for La Preciosa Network, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s La Preciosa Network has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — across the country in cities including Sioux City, IA; Salinas/Monterey, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Riverside, CA; Santa Barbara, CA and San Antonio, TX. Gadea previously worked as the Program Director for Uniradio.

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Ken Muench  and Jeff Fox have left their respective posts at Draftfcb to  launch Collider, a strategic marketing consultancy in California.

Gerardo Adame, the general manager of Terra México, has been tapped to replace Fernando Rodriguez as head of Terra.com in the U.S. The company has confirmed Rodriguez’ departure and an official announcement will be made soon.

Ray Chelstowski has been named chief executive officer of the Newspaper National Network LP, a private partnership owned by 25 of the largest U.S. newspaper companies and administered by the Newspaper Association of America. Chelstowski, former senior vice president/national sales and marketing of Digital First Media, is a board director at large of the American Advertising Federation. At Digital First Media, he was responsible for more than $100 million in national advertising revenue against a portfolio of 800-plus print and digital platforms. He also has served as U.S. publisher of The Newsweek/Daily Beast Co. and publisher of both Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.

Hearst Newspapers’ Lincoln Millstein has been promoted to senior vice president and special assistant to the CEO of Hearst Corp., the company announced Wednesday.

ZGS Communications announced that Michael Gillespie has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for the company. In his new position, Gillespie will oversee all revenues for ZGS’s Television Station Group and its digital portal holaciudad.com. He will continue to lead the ZGS national sales organization and work with station management to strengthen the company’s local sales teams and drive overall performance. Gillespie will report to Ronald Gordon, Chairman and CEO of ZGS.

Univision Communications, Inc. named Sandra Smester senior vice president of programming for the Univision Network.  In this role she oversees the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of all on-air content for Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the country regardless of language. She reports to Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content for Univision Networks, and is based in Miami.Univision Communications Inc. also announced the appointment of Leonardo “Leo” Ruíz as station manager for Univision Bakersfield, overseeing overall daily management of sales, operations, promotions and community relations. Ruíz will be based out of Bakersfield and report directly to Alberto Mier y Terán, senior vice president and general manager, Univision Los Angeles.

NUVOtv announced that Chris D’Ablemont has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President, New Business Development Ad Sales. D’Ablemont will report to Craig Geller, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales of NUVOtv and will be based in the network’s New York office.


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