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US job moves: Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Microsoft Advertising, CBS, Benetton Group

Once again we’ve put together the most senior and influential job moves in the US.

This time we cover influential moves from Coca-Cola to Anheuser-Busch, another surprise resignation at Microsoft, a new hire at Banner Bank, new hires at CBS and a retirement at Benetton Group.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global chief marketing officer Chris Burggraeve has left the company after five years. Prior to his time with Anheuser Busch, he worked for Coca-Cola for 12 years. Burggraeve will be replaced by Miguel Patricio, who is the company’s current Asia-Pacific zone president.

Banner Bank hired Dianne Larsen Senior as Vice President and Director of Marketing. She joined them after leaving Washington Mutual where she led the commercial group’s marketing department.

Benetton Group’s founder and chairman Luciano Benetton is resigning after 47 years leading the company. His son Alessandro Benetton, who is the current executive deputy chairman of Benetton Group, will step up to replace his father.

CBS Corporation hired Terry Press to be Co-President of the CBS Films division. Prior to joining CBS, Press was Head of Marketing for DreamWorks SKG and then Principal of 7570 Marketing.

The Coca-Cola Company promoted Dr. Rhona Applebaum to the role of Vice President of the Company from her role of Chief Scientific and Regulatory Officer.

comScore has nabbed Beth Uyenco from Microsoft Advertising where she served as Global Research Director to be comScore’s Senior Vice President of International Research.

General Motors appointed former Levick Strategic Communications SVP Heather Rosenker to be its director of public policy and government relations communications.

JWT is losing its Atlanta CEO, Rob Quish, after seven years with the company. He is leaving the agency to return to his base in New York. While JWT searches for a new CEO, the agency promoted management director Marshall Lauck as interim CEO.

Lockheed Martin promoted Marillyn A. Hewson to President and Chief Operating Officer from her role as Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business.

MEC hired two new global strategy leaders. Coca-Cola’s 13-year veteran, Michael Dick, will be head of strategy for Global Solutions, London as a replacement for Charlie Wright who will be transferred to MEC’s Singapore branch to join its Global Solutions team. MEC’s second hire, Aegis’ Francesca Ronfini, will report to Dick in a newly-created role of strategy partner for Global Solutions.

Microsoft Advertising’s VP of global agencies and accounts, Richard Dunmall, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Until a new VP is found, VP of US sales and marketing, Keith Lorizio, will oversee the global agency team. 

Rodale hired Lori Burgess to be publisher of the lifestyle brand Prevention. Previous to this, Lori had been Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and Publisher of OK! Magazine and

Twilio brought Lynda Smith on board to be its Chief Marketing Officer.Previous to her role at Twilio, Smith served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Jive. 

Universal Republic Records & Island Def Jam Music Group appointed EMI’s Executive Vice President, Global Brand Partnerships, Licensing and Synchronization Cynthia Sexton as its Executive Vice President, Branding and Licensing.

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