Today we bring you another installment of Youth Media Movers and Shakers. We’ve culled through industry publications looking for the recent executive placements we think you should know about. If you have executive news that you want us to highlight in our next “Movers and Shakers,” email us.
Richard Loomis assumes the newly created position of SVP and CMO for Disney Channels Worldwide. He was most recently SVP of Marketing and Creative for the company. In the new role, he will be responsible for leading the marketing vision for the kid and family skewing Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior channels and brands worldwide. (Via Kidscreen)
The Wildflower Group announces new appointments and promotions to its executive team: Christina Nix Lynch becomes Executive Sales Director; she previously worked for 13-years at Peanuts Worldwide, most recently as Executive Director. Rory Flynn becomes Licensing Coordinator, joining the agency following internships at CBS Sports Network and Wicked Cow Entertainment. Jeanne Perry is promoted to EVP/Business Affairs and will lead the company’s operations, including overseeing finances, contract negotiations, and human resources responsibilities. Cheryl Chua rises to VP/Creative Services and will spearhead all aspects of creative and product development for the company’s clients, including product approvals, style guides and other assets. (Via Cynopsis)
Carmine Russo rises to President of the International Division ofJakks. He joined the company in 2002, most recently serving as EVP of Jakks International. (Via Toy New Online)
Peter Bohan has been promoted to Associate Director of Marketing for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group. He was previously Senior Marketing Manager there. (Via Publishers Weekly)
Eric Gohs is named Director of Online Marketing for Express. He was formerly Director of Digital Marketing for Lands’ End. (Via Socialmedia.org)
Sooji Kim is been promoted to Digital Marketing Coordinator forSimon & Schuster Children’s. (Via Publishers Lunch)