Sandy Kolkey has been named president of DraftFCB, New York. Mr. Kolkey most recently was exec VP-group management director at DraftFCB Chicago, responsible for the Boeing, Dow, Diners Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MoneyGram and Chicago Cubs accounts. Mr. Kolkey brings more than 27 years of experience on both the client and agency side to his new role, including 14 years at Leo Burnett, working in Chicago, Hong Kong and Australia on Kellogg and McDonald's; a year in Australia as director-marketing for Kellogg; and a year as senior VP-brand management and advertising at Discover Card.
Jed Hartman was named group publisher, Fortune & CNNMoney. Mr. Hartman comes to the new role from The Week, where he was publisher since 2007. Prior to joining The Week, he spent nine years at Time Inc., first as an account manager and later as a sales director managing the New York sales team for the Fortune/Money Group.
Baskin-Robbins has appointed Brian O'Mara as VP-marketing, USA. Before joining Baskin-Robbins, Mr. O'Mara served as VP-CMO for McDonald's, Canada. During his tenure with McDonald's, he held various regional and national marketing roles where he developed marketing plans distinctive to each region, assisted with strategic planning efforts and led the young adult marketing and promotions group. Earlier in his career, Mr. O'Mara spent five years working in advertising for a number of national agencies, including Leo Burnett, NW Ayer and Marsteller.
Roger Baxter has joined Publicis, Seattle, as exec VP-chief strategy officer. Mr. Baxter was previously managing partner of the Hall & Partners flagship New York office since 2004. During this period, he served as strategy leader for JetBlue, Marriott, (RED) and Travelers, and also developed the company's Asia-Pacific expansion strategy. In addition, he has worked at Fallon, The Richards Group and BBDO, on global clients including 7-UP, Nokia, Hyundai, Nike Bauer, Corona, Travelocity and Miller Brewing.
Gap Inc. has appointed Amy Curtis-McIntyre senior VP-marketing, to lead marketing and brand management for Old Navy. Ms. Curtis-McIntyre was most recently senior VP-marketing at Hyatt Hotels. She was also a founding executive at JetBlue and has worked with Virgin and Dunkin' Brands.
Kinetic Worldwide has promoted its global chief operating officer, Steve Ridley, to global CEO. He takes over CEO duties one year after his promotion to COO, and will be charged with driving the strategy and vision for the agency.
William Morris veteran Tom Repicci has joined Octagon Entertainment as senior director-brand relationships. While at William Morris as exec VP and head of non-scripted TV, Mr. Repicci worked with Hollywood and Madison Avenue to pair production companies such as the Magical Elves (with "Top Chef"), Original Productions ("Black Gold") and Mission Control ("WCG Ultimate Gamer") with brands and their advertising agencies. Before rejoining William Morris in 2007 after two prior stints with the agency, Mr. Repicci served as sales manager for the Fox Sports Radio network, creating advertising partnerships for brands and their on-air talent.
Wainscot Media has announced two executive hires: Jennifer Hicks has joined as publisher and Wilkie Bushby was named group publisher. Ms. Hicks will spearhead business-development efforts for the company's flagship interior design title, New York Spaces, and its custom real-estate publication for Coldwell Banker, Previews, while Mr. Bushby will lead business-development efforts for the company's family of regional Health & Life magazines. Most recently, Ms. Hicks was publisher of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride at Conde Nast. Prior to joining Wainscot, Mr. Bushby founded The National Media Network, where he was managing partner.