December 1, 2023

This week in leadership updates, WWE appoints Catherine Newman executive vice president and head of marketing, Lionsgate Television Group promotes Suzy Feldman to executive vice president of worldwide TV marketing and more.

WWE Taps Catherine Newman As Executive Vice President, Head Of Marketing

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) has tapped Catherine Newman as its executive vice president and head of marketing, reports Yardbarker.

Newman joins WWE from Manchester United F.C., where she served as chief marketing officer for just over two years.

Lionsgate Television Group Elevates Suzy Feldman To Executive Vice President Worldwide TV Marketing 

Suzy Feldman has been promoted to executive vice president of worldwide TV marketing, according to Deadline.

Feldman steps up from the role of senior vice president, head of worldwide TV marketing and public relations, a role she’d held since March 2019.

Verizon Business Names Iris Meijer Senior Vice President Of Business Marketing and Revenue Operations

Verizon Business has hired Iris Meijer as its new senior vice president of business marketing and revenue operations.

Meijer previously served as Vodafone Business’ global chief marketing officer and held various marketing leadership roles at Nokia between 2009 and 2018.

L’Oréal USA, Milk Makeup Announce Marketing Leadership Updates 

According to BeautyMatter, after spending nearly five years at L’Oréal US’s Professional Products Division, Han Wen has been tapped as the company’s chief digital and marketing officer.

Milk Makeup has also named Nilofer Vahora chief marketing officer after she served as vice president, global marketing on the Tory Burch beauty license at Shiseido.

Additionally, BeautyMatter reports Stephanie Davis Michelman has been appointed global chief marketing officer at Benefit. Prior, Michelman served as vice president and general manager of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, North America.

Adobe Taps Anindita Das Veluri As Head Of Marketing India

Adobe has tapped Anindita Das Veluri as the new head of marketing for India.

Veluri joins from Deloitte where she served as director. Prior to that, she served as IBM India’s business lead, Adobe Practice.

Wisdom Gaming Appoints Steve LaCroix President

Steve LaCroix has been hired as president of Wisdom Gaming.

LaCroix joins Wisdom from the Minnesota Vikings where he was executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Zype Scouts Lauren Chadwick As Senior Vice President Of Marketing

Zype has tapped Lauren Chadwick as its new senior vice president of marketing.

Chadwick joins Zype from Blackhawk Network where she was most recently the director of global marketing operations.

Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Nears

Meta’s Sheryl Sandberg is set to resign as chief operating officer within the next few months.

Sandberg worked at the company for the last 14 years—just four years after its founding. Prior to that, she held the title of vice president, global online sales and operations at Google.

Popeyes Names Jeff Klein Chief Marketing Officer

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has hired Jeff Klein as its new chief marketing officer after former chief marketing officer Bruno Cardinali stepped down in January.

Previously, Klein was chief marketing officer of Little Caesars.

Chowly Appoints Kristin Peterson As Senior Vice President Of Marketing

Chowly has named Kristin Peterson senior vice president of marketing.

Before Chowly, Peterson was an independent consultant and prior to that served as Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants’ chief marketing officer.

Global Head Of Advertising At South China Morning Post David Wightman Quits

After taking on the role in October 2021, David Wightman resigned as South China Morning Post’s (SCMP) global head of advertising.

During his time at SCMP, Wightman ran a department spanning Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia, US and Europe; and oversaw global media sales, marketing and creative solutions, branded content, advertising technology and sales operations.

Prior to joining SCMP, Wightman was the group director of business operations at Ebiquity.


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