360i has promoted Sarah Hofstetter to chief executive officer and Jared Belsky to president of the agency. Ms. Hofstetter has served 360i for eight years, most recently as president. She has been a driving force behind the agency's evolution and quickly expanded its services to help clients keep pace with consumer-behavior change. In her new role as CEO, she will be responsible for leading the agency in the U.S., while retaining global leadership over the agency's brand-marketing practice. Ms. Hofstetter is taking over as CEO for Bryan Weiner, who is now the chairman and global CEO of 360i. Mr. Belsky most recently served as the exec VP of 360i. Under his leadership, the agency has experienced triple-digit growth and been repeatedly recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in the industry. In his new role, Mr. Belsky will be charged with driving accelerated innovation and growth in the U.S.
Jeffrey Painting has been named senior VP, chief sales officer-business services at Time Warner Cable. Mr. Painting brings 25 years of experience in sales within the business-communications industry, holding several positions with increasing leadership responsibilities. He most recently served as the president of business sales and care at CenturyLink. Prior to joining CenturyLink in 2008, he held several business-sales roles and leadership positions during an 18-year span at BellSouth Corporation. Mr. Painting holds a BS in business administration from the University of Richmond and a MBA from Emory University.
Janelle Schwartz has been appointed VP-sales and marketing to oversee sales, marketing, e-commerce, revenue management, public relations and social media for M&R Hotel Management. Previously, Ms. Schwartz was VP-sales and marketing for Stonebridge companies. She was also the director of sales and marketing for Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, overseeing the resort's sales, catering, and revenue-management teams and managing public relations and advertising. Ms. Schwartz earned an MBA in communications at Stanford University.
MARC USA has hired Jerry Thompson in the newly created position of exec VP-public relations. He had previously led Ketchum's Pittsburgh office for four years. He also played a pivotal role in launching Ketchum Energy, the agency's global network of consultants working across the energy industry. Prior to Ketchum, Mr. Thompson served as the VP-marketing for the Steel Recycling Institute. He holds a BA in communication journalism from Indiana State University.
Landor Associates announced that Lois Jacobs will join the firm as CEO. She is succeeding Mary Zalla who has stepped down to lead Landor's newly created global consumer branding practice. Ms. Jacobs joins from the WPP sister company FITCH, where she transformed the business into a powerful global and integrated network. Prior to joining FITCH, Ms. Jacobs was president international for Jack Morton Worldwide, where she created the firm's public-events practice. While there she created the firm's public events practice, which was responsible for the production of two Olympic ceremonies. She will officially join the firm on November 1st.