This week in leadership updates, Tinder names George Felix as chief marketing officer, the National Retail Federation taps Martine Reardon as chief marketing officer, Walmart appoints Jean Batthany as its first head of creative and more.
Tinder Taps George Felix As New Chief Marketing Officer
George Felix, who recently stepped down as CMO of Pizza Hut, has joined Tinder as the dating app’s CMO, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Felix succeeds former Tinder CMO Jenny Campbell, who exited the company in November 2020.
The National Retail Federation Names Martine Reardon Chief Marketing Officer
The National Retail Federation has appointed Martine Reardon as CMO and executive vice president of content and membership.
Reardon was previously CMO of Macy’s and has worked with the NRF since 2016 as a senior advisor for retail and marketing strategies.
Walmart Names Jean Batthany As First Chief Creative Officer
Walmart has hired Jean Batthany as its first-ever senior vice president, chief creative officer. As per Batthany’s LinkedIn, she will lead “the vision for consumer-centric communications across all channels.”
Batthany, the founder of Chief, joins from The Walt Disney Company, where she was VP, global creative for Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.
Kraft Heinz Canada Elevates Kelly Fleming As Chief Category And Brand Officer
Kelly Fleming has been named Kraft Heinz Canada’s chief category and brand officer, according to a press release.
Fleming, who’s been with the company since 2010, previously served as head of the grocery business unit.