Gregg Stewart was elevated from senior VP-interactive at TMP Directional Marketing to president of 15miles, the search-marketing agency's new interactive division. Before coming to TMP, Mr. Stewart founded Wahlstrom Interactive, a division of Interpublic Group of Cos., where he developed and implemented campaigns for brands including Sears, General Electric, Hilton Hotels and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Mr. Stewart has also served as senior VP-channel management and marketing at Fathom Online, a search-engine marketing firm.
Publicis Worldwide USA promoted Dani Nadel to president- Publicis Modem & Dialog USA. Ms. Nadel, currently president of Publicis Modem & Dialog East in New York, will now have oversight of Publicis Modem & Dialog West in San Francisco. Prior to joining Publicis Modem in 2005, Ms. Nadel was with sibling Digitas for 15 years, where she advanced to senior VP-marketing. During her time at Digitas, she helped open the New York office and managed several major clients including AOL, Kraft, AT&T and American Express. Before joining Digitas, Ms. Nadel spent two years with Young & Rubicam NY.
The NPD Group promoted Mark East from VP-client development, North American food and beverage, to president of the same unit. The unit provides market information used by food, beverage, pharmaceutical, ingredient manufacturers and retailers, as well as agencies in the public sector. Mr. East previously spent four years as U.S. marketing director for confectionary company Storck. Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years at Information Resources.
Susanne Smith McAvoy has been promoted from VP-ad sales marketing to senior VP-marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Before joining Hallmark Channel, Ms. McAvoy was an ad sales marketing consultant for Bravo, working on upfront sales-marketing initiatives. She also previously served as director-ad sales corporate marketing for Comcast Spotlight. Ms. McAvoy currently serves as president of Women in Cable Telecommunications' New York Board of Directors.
Don Byrd, longtime marketing director for Procter & Gamble Co.'s Iams, has been named VP-marketing for Michelin Americas for passenger and light truck tires. Mr. Byrd led Iams marketing to more than four years of consecutive monthly share gains and later worked to help recover ground lost due to the 2007 pet-food recall crisis. He spent the first 19 years of his career at P&G, including as brand manager of Pampers.
Jonathan Shair was elevated from VP-network operations to senior VP-network operations at Starz Entertainment. Prior to joining Starz in 2000, Mr. Shair was director of scheduling and operations at Bravo/Independent Film Channel (IFC), where he oversaw the creation of programming blocks, planning and scheduling, and on-air creative for both services.
Doug Rohrer, formerly MTV Networks' exec VP-sales, has been tapped as chief revenue officer of Buzzmedia. Mr. Rohrer will lead all revenue-related efforts for the pop-culture publisher, whose portofolio includes Buzznet, Celebuzz, The Superficial, Stereogum and Just Jared. The company also announced that Andi Poch has been named senior VP-ad sales. Ms. Poch also makes the move from MTV, where she was VP-ad sales for MTV and MTV.com.
Fox Searchlight Pictures elevated Dan Pittman to senior VP-media. Mr. Pittman began his tenure at Fox Searchlight in 2004 as a media manager and was later promoted to media director in 2006, and then VP-media in 2007. During his time there, he has worked on the marketing campaigns of feature films including "Napoleon Dynamite," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Slumdog Millionaire."