People on the Move: Nascar Taps Sports Veteran Kenny Mitchell

Also on the Move: Ellen Comley, Debrianna Obara, Florian Schültke, Dan Lagani

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Kenny Mitchell
Kenny Mitchell

Kenny Mitchell has been named the managing director-brand and consumer marketing for Nascar. He will be responsible for developing and executing the annual Nascar marketing plan and overseeing the company's media strategies and planning in close collaboration with other Nascar departments. Mr. Mitchell joins the team from the Dew Tour, a division of Alli and the NBC Sports Group, where he served as VP and general manager. He holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.

Blitz Media has appointed Ellen Comley as the chief media officer. In her new role, she will be charged with assessing and improving the agency's offerings, while overseeing the management of all cross-channel media strategy, planning and buying. She will also lead overall strategy for existing client business and for agency new-business pitches. Ms. Comley is the former exec VP of Havas Media. Prior to Havas Media, she worked at major agencies across the country, including BBDO, Mediacom and McCann.

Debrianna Obara is the new senior VP-media for Rauxa, an integrated marketing brand agency based in Orange County, Calif. In this post, she will be responsible for overseeing and developing Rauxa's growing media practice. Ms. Obara is bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the role. She previously worked at Razorfish and at various agencies like Draft Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather.

Florian Schültke has been appointed the managing director of the Hamburg office of Landor Associates. Most recently, he headed the Berlin office of TBWA, while also running Tequilla in Düsseldorf. Prior to this, Mr. Schültke held a variety of management positions at Publicis. Initially he served as founder and manager of Publicis Dialog in Frankfurt and subsequently as managing director of Publicis Hamburg. In his new role with Landor, he will be putting his efforts in focusing on the core of the brand.

Glam Media has hired Dan Lagani as its chief revenue officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for all revenue, brand-category development, media-agency relations, strategic sales, brand strategy and client services. This is a newly created position, with all sales teams and region operations reporting to him. Most recently, Mr. Lagani served as president-North America for Reader's Digest Association. Early in his career, he was the associate publisher of Conde Nast Traveler, and he started in 1988 at Meredith as the Eastern advertising manager, Better Homes & Gardens magazine and was group advertising manager of Country Home Magazine.

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