Universal Names Michael Moses Co-President of Marketing

Also on the Move: Suzanne Grimes, Debra Goetz, Jonathan L. Slavin

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Universal veteran Michael Moses has been named co-president of marketing. Mr. Moses came to Universal in 2000 as VP-national publicity and is currently exec VP-publicity and marketing, a position he has held since 2002. The company also announced the promotion of Maria Pekurovskaya to exec VP-head of creative advertising, where she will oversee Jackson George and Scott Abraham, who have both been named senior VP-creative advertising. Ms. Pekurovskaya has been with Universal since 2002, when she was hired as senior VP-creative advertising, and was promoted to exec VP in 2005.

The Reader's Digest Association has promoted Suzanne Grimes to president, North American Affinities. She has served as president-U.S. Affinities, responsible for food and entertaining, since joining the company in March 2007, and added home and garden in September 2009. In this new position, she will continue in her current role while also overseeing Reader's Digest Canada and RDA's growing business in India. Ms. Grimes joined RDA from Conde Nast Media Group, where she was senior VP-corporate advertising sales, and was previously publisher of Glamour, Allure and TV Guide, and founding publisher of Women's Sports & Fitness.

Debra Goetz has joined NBC Universal's integrated sales marketing team as VP of Green is Universal, NBCU's ongoing environmental initiative, and Healthy at NBCU, the company's health and wellness effort launching June 2010. Ms. Goetz makes the move from Univision Communications, where she had been VP-corporate marketing since 2006. In that role, she helped create the company's first corporate-marketing department and was a key part of developing and producing Univision's first "user-generated" upfront. Prior to Univision, Goetz ran her own marketing consulting business, with clients including Univision and Deutsche Bank.

Ad Pepper Media has elevated Jonathan L. Slavin to managing director-president, North America. Mr. Slavin joined the company last year as senior VP-sales, North America. He was previously VP-sales, East region for Photobucket, where he led East Coast sales and partnership efforts and contributed to Photobucket's integration into Fox Interactive Media post-acquisition.

Gas Station TV has added Jason Brown as chief sales officer. Mr. Brown joins the away-from-home TV network with 18 years of experience in media sales at companies including Screenvision, where he headed the U.S. national and regional sales teams; Discovery Television Networks, where as national sales manager he launched Discovery Health Channel and BBC America; and at RMG Networks (formerly IdeaCast).

MySpace has tapped Nicolle Anderson as VP-Eastern region ad sales. Prior to joining MySpace, Ms. Anderson served as group advertising director for Forbes Media, where she managed several of Forbes' largest clients, including IBM, Accenture and AT&T. She also served as marketing manager and sales representative for Newsweek magazine.

Wahlstrom, the IPG Mediabrands unit dedicated to driving customer acquisition through local print and interactive marketing, has appointed Kathleen DeCaire-Aden CEO. DeCaire-Aden is currently on the National Marketing Division Advisory Council and served for the past eight years as CEO for SMG Directory Marketing, a part of Publicis Groupe. At Wahlstrom, DeCaire-Aden will be part of the Geomentum Executive Committee, As DeCaire-Aden steps into the role of CEO, Geoff Kehoe, president of Wahlstrom, has been promoted to president, Geomentum Ventures.

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