Fandango has appointed former Disney digital executive Paul Yanover to the newly created position of president. He will report to Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks & Integrated Media. Most recently, Mr. Yanover was the head of consulting practice Lookout Interactive Media. He also served as interim-CEO and executive chairman of Examiner.com, where he remains a member of the board. Before that , he was exec VP-managing director of Disney Online, where he grew traffic by 50%. He also led the development of Disney sites including Family.com, FamilyFun.com, Kaboose.com and Babyzone.com. In addition, he served as senior VP of Disney Parks & Resorts Online, and began his career with Disney at Walt Disney Feature Animation, ultimately becoming VP-technology and digital production for the division.
Stephen Bohlinger has been named publisher of Meredith 's Eating Well. He replaces Tony Catalano, who has been promoted to publisher of Meredith 's Special Interest Media, overseeing titles such as Diabetic Living, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, and Country Gardens, among others. Mr. Bohlinger most recently served as the associate publisher for Food Network magazine, a Hearst publication. Before joining Food Network in May 2011, he was VP-publisher of Cooking Light magazine and prior to that was VP-publisher of Cottage Living magazine, a position he held from the magazine's launch in 2003 until its closure in 2008.
Mr. Bohlinger reports to Christine Guilfoyle, who has been promoted from publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray to group publisher, where she will now also oversee advertising business related to both brands. Prior to joining Every Day in 2011, Ms. Guilfoyle served as publisher of Meredith 's More magazine.
Craig Etheridge has been elevated to senior VP-digital and mobile sales for Gannett and USA Today. Mr. Etheridge has served as VP-mobile advertising sales for the company since 2010. Prior to joining Gannett, he held several sales leadership positions within The Weather Channel, including VP-mobile advertising sales, national VP-digital advertising sales, and various roles within the sales strategy team. Earlier in his career, he was one of the original sales executives managing the launch of Weather.com in 1996.
Heather Wilson has been named exec VP-director of Ogilvy Public Relations' Chicago Corporate Group. Ms. Wilson spent the past six years at Weber Shandwick, where she ran the West Coast corporate and crisis-management practice while based out of Los Angeles. She was also the global lead for the agency's digital crisis management and brand-defense team and was one of the agency's key media trainers. Before embarking on her agency career, she was a financial journalist, most recently with Dow Jones MarketWatch.
Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has named Gerald Pavelich as chief financial officer and Peggy Maher as chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Barclaycard, Mr. Pavelich was CFO at CUNA Mutual Group and prior to that spent eight years with Citigroup, most recently as CFO for Citibank North America. Before joining Citibank, Mr. Pavelich spent 21 years at GE Capital, where he held several executive-level finance positions.
Ms. Maher joins Barclaycard US after 25 years with American Express. During her tenure there, she held different roles of increasing responsibility in customer lifecycle management, product development, loyalty offerings, acquisition and customer engagement, strategy, online experience and product-line management. Most recently, she served as senior VP-international marketing capabilities and customer advocacy. Prior to American Express, Ms. Maher worked at CBS in New York.
Marina Maher Communications has promoted its head of human resources, talent and organizational development, Maree Prendergast, to exec VP. Ms. Prendergast joined MMC in 2008, and under her leadership, the company has been honored with a number of employer awards, including being named one of Ad Age 's Best Places to Work this year.