This week in leadership updates, Virgin global chief brand officer Lisa Thomas steps down, Condé Naste appoints Yashica Olden as global chief diversity and inclusion officer, Roku’s CMO Matthew Anderson exits, Vice Media hires Nadja Bellan-White as its first-ever CMO and the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) names Christina Radigan as CMO.
Virgin Global Chief Brand Officer Lisa Thomas To Step Down
Lisa Thomas, Virgin global chief brand officer and Virgin Enterprises managing director, is leaving the company after four years in the role.
Thomas’ departure comes amid a leadership restructure that aims to bring Virgin’s loyalty program, Virgin Red, and the Virgin brand under a single leader.
Condé Naste Names Yashica Olden As First-Ever Global Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer
Condé Naste has announced the appointment of Yashica Olden to global chief diversity and inclusion officer, the first role of its kind at the company.
Olden joins from WWP’s global culture team, where she served as the executive director of inclusion and diversity.
The news comes as the publisher reverses the pay cuts it implemented at the start of the pandemic.
Roku Chief Marketing Officer Matthew Anderson Exits
Roku’s CMO, Matthew Anderson, is stepping down after seven years in the role to join Lupa Systems as a strategic advisor, according to Variety.
Anderson joined Roku in 2012 as a strategic adviser before being named the company’s first CMO in 2013.
Roku hasn’t identified a replacement for Anderson.
Vice Media Appoints Nadja Bellan-White As First Global Chief Marketing Officer
Nadja Bellan-White has joined Vice Media as the company’s first global CMO, reports Campaign. In her new role, Bellan-White will be responsible for unifying Vice Media’s five divisions, Vice.com, Vice News, Vice Studios, Vice TV and Virtue, under one pillar.
Bellan-White joins from Ogilvy, where she was executive partner and WPP team leader.
OAAA Names Christina Radigan As Chief Marketing Officer
The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) has hired Christina Radigan as CMO, according to a press release. Radigan replaces outgoing CMO Stephen Freitas.
Prior to OAAA, Radigan served as director of marketing and communications at Omnicom’s OOH Strategic Business Unit from 2010 to 2016.