This week’s executive shifts include new chief marketing officers for Walgreens, Freshly, Tastytrade and Kellogg North America.

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Kellogg Promotes For North American Chief Marketing Officer

Gail Horwood has been named chief marketing officer, North America, at Kellogg. Horwood has been with Kellogg for two years and previously held the position of SVP integrated marketing.

Horwood began her career in journalism, working for Conde Nast Traveler and Worth Magazine before taking the executive director position at InStyle. Afterward, at Martha Stewart Living, she was EVP digital programming & strategy and subsequently took a high-level strategy position at Johnson & Johnson. According to Horwood’s LinkedIn, as SVP of integrated marketing at Kellogg, she “[led] the Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP) team and omnichannel commercial planning model… overs[aw] experience planning, media, CRM, design, shopper marketing and digital.”‘

Calvin Klein Hires EVP From Bulgari

Calvin Klein, fresh off the exit of Raf Simons from the fashion house, has hired Steven Waldberg as the company’s executive vice president consumer engagement. According to WWD, Waldberg will report directly to Calvin Klein chief marketing officer Marie Gulin-Merle.

Waldberg comes to CK after serving as senior director global communications at Bulgari for the last year. Prior to that he served in marketing, communications and partnerships roles at Lancome, Maybelline and L’Oreal. According to WWD, Waldberg will be in charge of “marketing, public relations, communications, social and corporate social responsibility.”

Freshly Picks Up CMO From Spotify

Freshly announced the hiring of Mayur Gupta as the company’s new chief marketing officer, effective January 7. The meal subscription service picked up Gupta from Spotify, where he was VP of growth and marketing going back to 2016.

Gupta previously held the CMO title at Healthgrades and worked for a number of years in high-level marketing roles at Kimberly-Clark and SapientNitro. According to Gupta’s LinkedIn, he is also an investor in 2ndkitchen and TropicSport. He was also on the CMO advisory board at IBM.

In mid-2017, Nestlé invested $70 million in Freshly, and continues to own a minority stake in the company.

Tastytrade Promotes For CMO

In late December, Tastytrade, a financial media network, promoted Michelle Moore from marketing director to chief marketing officer. Moore joined the company in October of last year from CME Group where she was marketing manager of retail.

In a statement, Tastytrade’s co-CEO Kristi Ross said: “Michelle’s unique marketing expertise with retail investors will support our ongoing momentum and our passion for helping the self-directed investor community.”

Walgreens Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Over the holiday break, Walgreens announced Vineet Mehra as the company’s new chief marketing officer. Mehra comes to Walgreen’s from Ancestry, where he served as CMO since 2017.

Mehra previously held positions at Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Avon and General Mills Canada. He currently serves on the board of directors at Effie Worldwide and will become the chairman of the board in mid-2019, according to his LinkedIn. Mehra’s appointment at Walgreens comes as the Amazon presents a major threat to the pharmacy industry in the form of

WCNY Appoint Marketing Head

WCNY, Syracuse’s PBS affiliate, has appointed Cristina Hatem as vice president and chief marketing officer. Hatem was previously the marketing communications manager at JADAK. She also had a four-year stint at Preferred Mutual.

RetailMeNot Promotes CMO To CEO

RetailMeNot, a coupon and discount code company, has promoted their chief marketing officer, Marissa Tarleton, to to the chief executive officer position. As CMO, “since 2015, leading the company’s brand, consumer and B2B marketing and communications initiatives, driving significant transformation for the business,” the press release stated.

Tarleton came to RetailMeNot after 13 years at Dell, culminating in the position of NA marketing vice president for Dell client solutions.

Standard Chartered Marketer Departs

Sam Ahmed, the global head of digital and retail marketing & insights at Standard Chartered, left the company according to MarketingAccording to his LinkedIn, Ahmed joined the bank in 2017 and previously held positions at Mastercard Asia Pacific and Starbucks Asian Pacific.

Historic Hotel Figueroa Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Downtown L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa hired Greg Velasquez as the hotel property’s chief marketing officer. Hotel Figueroa reopened early last year after a lengthy renovation.

According to the press release, “Before joining Hotel Figueroa, Velasquez was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and has previously held sales and marketing positions at several distinguished luxury hotel properties across the country including the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, L’auberge De Sedona, The Phoenician, St. Regis Houston…”

On the hiring, Velasquez said, “What most appealed to me about Hotel Figueroa is the building’s feminist origins. The fact that it was a place built by women, run by women, for other women is a powerful story and one that I would like to see carried through in all aspects of our partnerships and programming.”

Standard Chartered Marketer Departs

Sam Ahmed, the global head of digital and retail marketing & insights at Standard Chartered, left the company according to MarketingAccording to his LinkedIn, Ahmed joined the bank in 2017 and previously held positions at Mastercard Asia Pacific and Starbucks Asian Pacific.

Carluccio’s Hires Marketing Director

UK Italian restaurant chain has hired Hilary Ansell as the company’s new marketing director. She comes to Carluccio’s from Gordan Ramsey Restaurants, where she also served as marketing director.

Greater Texas Credit Union Promotes for CMO

Greater Texas Credit Union has promoted Brandy Conway to the positions of senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Conway steps into the CMO role after spending 12 years as vice president of marketing at the credit union.

Conway previously worked in marketing at AOD Federal Credit Union.

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