This week in leadership updates, CNN marketing chief Allison Gollust steps down, the Crypto Council for Innovation names Sheila Warren chief executive, The Wing promotes Jen Cho to chief executive and more.
CNN Chief Marketing Officer Allison Gollust Resigns
Allison Gollust, CNN’s chief marketing officer, has stepped down. The resignation was first shared via the chief executive of CNN’s parent company in a memo to employees.
The move comes after a company probe concluded that Gollust, Chris Cuomo and former CNN president Jeff Zucker violated news division standards.
Gollust addressed her exit in a comment on Tuesday night:
“WarnerMedia’s statement tonight is an attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks,” she said. “It is deeply disappointing that after spending the past nine years defending and upholding CNN’s highest standards of journalistic integrity, I would be treated this way as I leave. But I do so with my head held high, knowing that I gave my heart and soul to working with the finest journalists in the world.”
Crypto Council For Innovation Taps Sheila Warren As Chief Executive
Sheila Warren has been named chief executive of global lobbying group Crypto Council for Innovation, according to Technical.ly.
The cohost of Money Reimagined, Warren counts head of blockchain and data at the World Economic Forum, senior executive at TechSoup and executive director at NGOsource as previous experience.
The Wing Elevates Jen Cho To Chief Executive Officer
Women-focused co-working space The Wing has promoted its marketing head Jen Cho to chief executive.
The appointment comes on the heels of the company’s new flexible membership options, planned Europe expansion and emphasis on a code of conduct for members, guests and staff.
Cho succeeds Wing co-founder Lauren Kassan, who will advise Cho in her first few months.
Wing co-founder and previous chief executive Audrey Gelman resigned in 2020 after complaints of staff mistreatment and the closure of 11 of its locations at the start of the pandemic.
RentSpree Names Channing Fleetwood Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing exec Channing Fleetwood has joined RentSpree as the company’s marketing chief.
Fleetwood joins RentSpree from Laserfiche where he most recently served as vice president of marketing.
Rental Escapes Appoints Willie Fernandez Chief Marketing Officer
Rental Escapes has hired travel and hospitality veteran Willie Fernandez as its new chief marketing officer as part of its initiative to grow brand awareness and drive new strategies.
In his previous role as vice president of sales and marketing at Travel Leaders Group, Fernandez started the company’s first ecommerce site and raised sales by more than $50 million over the course of three years.
Most recently, he was vice president, general manager of the luxury villa rentals division at World Travel Holdings.
Island Records Promotes Sharon Timure To Senior Vice President, Head Of Marketing
Sharon Timure has accepted a promotion as Island Records’ senior vice president and head of marketing, reports Variety.
Timure’s tenure at Island’s parent company Universal Music spans more than 15 years. She most recently served as Island’s vice president of marketing since 2015, working closely with Shawn Mendes, Bon Jovi and others.
Vanguards Fashion Group Hires Christopher Morency As Chief Brand Officer
According to WWD, Vanguards—the parent company of fashion labels Nanushka, Sunnei and Aeron—has hired former editorial director of Highsnobiety Christopher Morency as its chief brand officer.
Morency will be responsible for leading Vanguards’ global brand strategy and identifying new investment opportunities.