Jonathan Lustig was named Midwest sales manager at UrbanDaddy.
FetchBack Retargeting promoted David Bendtsen to west regional agency sales director.
Digitaria hired Stephanie Shkolnik as social media strategist, a new position.
Momentum Worldwide named John J. Steere as managing director and Korey Yu as business director.
Dentsu America named Brian McDermott as chief creative officer. He previously served as managing director/executive creative director at Dentsu-owned mcgarryybowen.
Newcast, the branded entertainment division of ZenithOptimedia, named Jacqueline Fernandez as director of branded entertainment. Most recently, Fernandez was account manager at V-Media.
Arnold Worldwide tapped Kryssy Bloch as vice president, director of digital talent management.
LEVEL Studios hired Roger Wong as group creative director.
Anthony Nelson was hired by Draftfcb New York to lead its integrated production department. Most recently, he was executive integrated producer at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky Boulder.
JWT hired Laura Agostini as chief talent officer. Agostini joins JWT from MEC, where she was also chief talent officer.
Ted Jendrysik joined Mechanica as a creative director. Most recently, Jendrysik was creative director at Arnold.
Jeremy Haft was named director, east coast sales for Viewable Media.
Caterina Bartoli was promoted to partner, group director from group director at The Media Kitchen, a division of kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners.
NBCUniversal promoted Hilary Smith to senior vice president, communications of Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media.
Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will become the paper's executive editor, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper. Abramson will be the first woman to be editor in the paper's 160-year history.
Initiative hired Tej Desai as senior vice president, group business director.
Media Storm promoted John M. Thomas to associate media director, digital.
Blast Radius hired Brian Davis as senior client director on Sports Authority.
Digital Kitchen hired Shannon Babcock as new business director, William Byrne as director of communications and Tina Roth as director of creative recruiting.
RadiumOne named Doug Chavez as vice president, marketing. Previously, Chavez was director of digital marketing for Del Monte Foods.
Domani Studios hired Tom Padula as client solutions manager.
Arnold Worldwide expanded into Australia through the creation of Arnold Furnace. Existing Furnace managing director Tony Singleton will lead Arnold Furnace.
Michael Daniel joined The Visionaire Group as vice president of technology and Long Tran joined as associate creative director.
HookLogic appointed David Metter as president, automotive.
Henry Dosch was named chief financial officer of Cheil North American Holdings.
Cactus hired Gennifer Hobbs as account director. Prior to joining Cactus, Hobbs worked as an account director at Karsh & Hagen.
Hook hired Dave Evans to lead company strategy and development. Evans joins the team after a stint as executive integrated producer at Saatchi & Saatchi LA.
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Ad Sales named Patty Gillette as vice president, brand activation and media partnerships.
Saatchi and Saatchi X hired Betsy Reithemeyer as vice president of global communications.
Six Flags Media Networks hired Michael Farrell as manager, corporate alliances; Jay Gerber as account executive, corporate alliances; and Melissa McLeanas as partnership marketing manager.
goodness Mfg. hired Richard Cran as director of account services.