People on the Move: JWT Appoints Amy Avery as Head of Analytics, North America

Also on the Move: Alan Gellman, Megan Garvey, Paul Duong and Sid Evans

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Amy Avery
Amy Avery

Amy Avery has been appointed as the head of analytics, North America, for JWT. She will lead the agency's rapidly growing analytics practice and replace Ira Helf, JWT's North American chief analytics officer, who is retiring later this month. Previously, Ms. Avery served as the senior VP-head of data and analytics at Proximity BBDO for four years. While at BBDO she built a practice for digital research and analytics across North America. She has also held roles at JWT/RMG Connect, DotGlu, ComGroup and Grey Worldwide.

Esurance has named Alan Gellman as the chief marketing officer. He will oversee all of Esurance's marketing and advertising efforts, including direct marketing, online and offline advertising, search brand partnerships, communications and customer service. Most recently at Wells Fargo in San Francisco, Mr. Gellman spent the past 10 years in various executive marketing roles, including senior VP-digital marketing. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration from the University of Rochester's Simon School.

Megan Garvey has been promoted to deputy managing editor-digital for the Los Angeles Times. She will have broad responsibility for ensuring that its digital report is timely as well as continuing to oversee the home page, the data team and the presentation of projects on the web. Ms. Garvey began her work at the Times in 1998. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she studied American history.

TV One has named Paul Duong as VP-programming and scheduling. He will oversee all program-scheduling functions for TV One and its related program services. He previously worked at the Weather Channel where he served as senior director of program scheduling for content and development. He also served as VP-program planning and research at Speed, a Fox Cable Network. Mr. Duong earned his bachelor of arts at the University of Southern California in broadcast journalism.

Sid Evans has been appointed editor-in-chief of Time Inc's Southern Living magazine. In addition to Southern Living, he will continue to have editorial oversight over Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Sunset and This Old House. Before Mr. Evans rejoined Time Inc. in 2011, he served as the VP and editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun. He has also served as editor of Men's Journal and has held senior editor positions at GQ and Sports Afield.

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