This week’s executive shifts include a promotion for Ulta Beauty’s chief marketing officer and CMO appointments for G-Star Raw, Hitachi, John Hopkins Medicine and Dutch Brothers.

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G-Star RAW Names New Chief Marketing Officer

G-Star RAW appointed Gwenda van Vliet as the company’s newest chief marketing officer. Van Vliet comes to the company after spending the last two years as CMO of Wolford. Before that, she spent the better part of a decade at VF Corporation (Northface, Jansport), most recently as global marketing director.

According to G-Star RAW, van Vliet “will serve as the global brand and marketing architect responsible for defining, amplifying and expanding our brand voice to position the business for long term growth.”

‘I’ve always admired G-Star’s unconventional ethos, including the culture, creativity and innovative spirit of the brand. These core values are what makes G-Star unique and I am thrilled to work with the team on the important task to deliver a bold, new and exciting point of view to our consumers around the world,” van Vliet said in a statement.

El Pollo Loco Appoints Digital Marketing VP

El Pollo Loco appointed Brian Wallunas as the company’s vice president of digital marketing. Wallunas joins the company from Coca-Cola, where he was the director, digital technology, national foodservice. Wallunas also had positions at Arby’s and Dominos, where he as the director of digital experience.

“Brian is a critical team addition as we seek to increase brand loyalty and digitize our business,” said El Pollo Logo CMO Hector Muñoz said in a statement. “His proven digital abilities will be key in bringing frictionless convenience for our customers as the brand continues to pursue sustainable growth through our transformation agenda.”

Former Disney President Of Marketing Joins Warner Bros. Pictures

Jim Gallagher joins Warner Bros. Pictures as EVP of marketing, animation and family. Gallagher is a film marketing veteran who has worked for Dreamworks, Disney and MGM Studios.

“Jim is a highly regarded animation and family marketing executive who’s incredibly creative and has an enviable track record,” said president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures Blair Rich. “As we expand our activities in this space, we’ll look to his experience and recognized expertise to help us reach the broadest audiences for these films with strategic, globally relevant marketing campaigns. I’m excited for Jim to join us, and I know he will be an incredible addition to our Warner Bros. team.”

Dominos UK Marketing Director Leaves To Join Dreams

Tony Holdway, Dominoes UK marketing and sales director, will leave the company in June according to Campaign. Holdway will join furniture company Dreams as chief marketing officer.

Ford Executive, Lincoln Head Marketer Retires

Robert Parker—global director, Lincoln marketing, sales and service—will retire from the company in June, he told Marketing Daily.

Parker has been with Ford since 1989. According to MediaPost, Parker “has been responsible for expanding and solidifying the brand’s identity in the global market.”

Paramount Pictures Hires Two Marketers From 20th Century Fox

According to THR, two former 20th Century Fox marketers will join the theatrical marketing team at Paramount Pictures. Danielle Kupchak will become EVP, global creative content and Len Iannelli will take the position of senior VP special projects and events.

Sony Pictures TV Studios Hires EVP, Brand Marketing Head

Maurizio Vitale has been named Sony Pictures TV Studios executive vice president, brand marketing and strategy. Vitale was recently Sony Pictures’ SVP marketing worldwide networks.

According to Deadline, “he will oversee marketing and promotion for all original SPT Studios series across broadcast, cable and digital distribution platforms, reporting to SPT Studios President Jeff Frost who just made the announcement in an internal memo.”

Vitale was previously SVP marketing at Oprah’s TV network OWN and before that spent a number of years at MTV Networks and Discovery Communications.

Dutch Brothers Appoints Ex-Under Amour Marketer As CMO

Dutch Brothers, a Portland-based coffeehouse franchise, appointed Rick Anguilla as the company chief marketing officer. Anguilla most recently acted as a consultant through his firm Guidance Counsel and continues in an advisory role for the University of Oregon Sports Product Management MBA program.

Prior to that, Anguilla spent three years with Under Amour, most recently as a strategic advisor to the CEO. He was also a VP at Nike from 1994 to 2004.

“Rick is a valuable addition to the Dutch Bros team and has hit the ground running,” said Dutch Brothers CEO Travis Boersma in a statement. “His expertise in brand strategy combined with his deep admiration for our culture makes it clear that Dutch Bros will be in good hands as we serve our existing communities and enter new markets.”

Four Seasons Consolidates Sales And Marketing With Promotion

Four Seasons promoted Ben Trodd to senior vice president, sales and hotel marketing. Trodd has been with Four Seasons since 2011, starting as a regional vice president and general manager.

“Ben is a seasoned hotel operator with a strong background in sales and marketing, and I am confident that his unique experiences and thorough understanding of our business will position him for success in this new role,” said Four Seasons EVP and CMO Peter Nowlan in a statement. “With a strong commitment to Four Seasons culture and values, and a strategic approach to leadership, Ben’s contributions to our sales and marketing teams worldwide will be of great value to our organisation, our partners, and ultimately our guests.”

Hitachi Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Last week, Hitachi announced the hiring of Jonathan Martin as the chief marketing officer of Hitachi Vantara.

He was previously chief marketing officer for Dell EMC, HP Software, Pure Storage and PortWise.

“As CMO, Martin will lead Hitachi Vantara’s worldwide marketing strategy, demand generation, digital and customer experience, brand and corporate communications, competitive and market intelligence, marketing operations and global learning teams,” Hitachi said in a statement.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Names Chief Marketing Officer, SVP

Johns Hopkins Medicine named Suzanne Sawyer as the company’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president. Sawyer was previously chief marketing officer at Penn Medicine and vice president, portfolio marketing at IBM Watson Health. She is also a lecturer at Wharton School in strategic brand management.

“I am very excited to be coming to Johns Hopkins,” Sawyer said in a statement. “I am passionate about spreading the word about cutting-edge education, science and health care. And for more than a century, Johns Hopkins has led the way, nationally and internationally, in all three of these areas. I can’t wait to get started on this new challenge.”

Ex-Subway CMO Appointed To Newman’s Own Board

Joe Tripodi, Subway’s former chief marketing officer who retired last year, has been appointed to Newman’s Own board of directors.

Tripodi had a long career in marketing, including high ranking positions at Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Allstate, Bank of New York and Seagram’s.

“It is a tremendous honor to join the Newman’s Own Board of Directors and assist, in some small way, in advancing the mission of Paul Newman to engage in ‘shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good,'” said Mr. Tripodi in a statement. “I look forward to supporting the management team in their quest to drive incremental sales and new partnerships to continue to ‘feed’ Newman’s Own Foundation so they can expand their charitable contributions worldwide.”

Ulta Promotes Chief Merchandising And Marketing Officer

Dave Kimbell has been appointed the president and chief merchandising and marketing officer at Ulta Beauty. Kimbell was hired as CMO in 2014 and added merchandising to his responsibilities a year later.

Previously, Kimbell was CMO at Seventh Generation and U.S. Cellular. He also had stops in marketing at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo.

“This increased responsibility recognizes Dave’s value to the company, his reputation in the industry and his track record of delivering outstanding performance,” said Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon in a statement. “Dave plays a critical role in driving our business results and leading the organization as a member of the Executive Team. This expansion of Dave’s scope more closely aligns corporate strategy with the merchandising and marketing functions to identify future growth opportunities, strengthen execution, and extend our competitive advantage.”

Deschutes Appoints VP

Deschutes Brewery added beer marketing veteran Neal Stewart to their team. Stewart was appointed to the position of vice president of marketing and comes to Deschutes after spending five years at Dogfish Head. Stewart also spent three years in marketing at Flying Dog and five years with Pabst.

iAnthus Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Cannabis company iAnthus hired Neil Calvesbert as chief marketing officer. Calvesbert comes to the company after spending the last three years at Nicpure Labs as CMO.

Calvesbert was also previously vice president of global marketing at Monster Energy.

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