This week in leadership updates, The Nature Conservancy appoints Meg Goldthwaite as chief marketing and communications officer, Kate Spade brings on Jenny Campbell as CMO, AT&T Communications names Kellyn Smith Kenny as chief marketing and growth officer, Warner Bros co-president of worldwide marketing JP Richards is leaving, Warner Bros Television Group president and CMO Lisa Gregorian plans to exit, Volkswagen hires Kimberley Gardiner as SVP of marketing and more.

The Nature Conservancy Appoints Meg Goldthwaite As Chief Marketing And Communications Officer

The Nature Conservancy has named Meg Goldthwaite, former CMO of NPR, as chief marketing and communications officer.

Goldthwaite most recently served as a managing partner at Cove Creative.

AT&T Communications Hires Kellyn Smith Kenny As Chief Marketing And Growth Officer

AT&T Communications has announced the appointment of Kellyn Smith Kenny to chief marketing and growth officer, Adweek reports.

Smith Kenny comes from Hilton, where she served as global CMO for two years.  

Warner Bros Co-President Of Worldwide Marketing JP Richards To Exit

According to Deadline, JP Richards is stepping down from his position as co-president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros amid WarnerMedia’s restructuring.

Richards has been with the company for six years. Prior to WarnerMedia, he worked at Universal for 12 years.

Kate Spade Appoints Jenny Campbell As Chief Marketing Officer

According to WWD, Kate Spade New York has hired Jenny Campbell as CMO. She succeeds Mary Beech, who departed in July 2019.

Campbell joins Kate Spade from Tinder, where she served as CMO for nearly two and a half years. Prior to Tinder, she held roles at 72andSunny, Nike and Wieden + Kennedy.

Warner Bros TV President And Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Gregorian To Exit

After more than three decades, Lisa Gregorian, president and CMO of Warner Bros Television Group, will exit at the end of the year.

As Deadline reports, Karen Miller, current executive vice president of creative services, will assume some of Gregorian’s duties.

Volkswagen Hires Kimberley Gardiner As Senior Vice President Of Marketing

Kimberley Gardiner, former CMO of Mitsubishi, is joining Volkswagen as SVP. Gardiner has over 21 years of automotive experience including leadership roles at Toyota and Kia.

She replaces Saad Chehab, who exited in May after nine months.

ViacomCBS Entertainment And Youth Group Chief Marketing Officer Jacqueline Parkes To Step Down

Jacqueline Parkes, CMO of ViacomCBS entertainment and youth group, is departing at the end of the year, according to Deadline.

For the past five years, Parkes has been leading marketing for MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo.

As per Deadline, ViacomCBS is close to finalizing her replacement.

Nokia Chief Marketing Officer Barry French To Exit

Nokia’s CMO since 2014, Barry French, is stepping down following the company’s announcement of a reorganization plan that would do away with its end-to-end strategy.

French, who’s also a member of HMD Global’s board of directors, first joined Nokia in 2006 and played key roles in the development of Nokia Siemens Network.

Yelp Appoints Tony Wells To Board Of Directors

Yelp has named Tony Wells, chief brand officer of USAA, to its board of directors, serving on the Compensation Committee.

Prior to USAA, Wells was CMO for Schneider Electric’s North American market. He also has served as CMO at ADT Security and 24 Hour Fitness.