The Leo Burnett Group hired Tom Jump as general manager of growth and operations for its New York network of agencies, including Leo Burnett New York, Atelier and Leo Burnett Business.
Fluent promoted Matthew Koncz from head of AdFlow to vice president of business development.
The Cortez Brothers has signed Ricardo Maldonado to its directorial roster.
Euro RSCG Life UK hired Claire Dobbs as managing director.
The Marketing Store Worldwide hired Jeff Rahman as digital creative director.
Valerie Schaer has been named executive vice president, creative affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
MDC Partners hired Chad Saul as chief growth officer. Saul most recently served as chief marketing officer at Deutsch LA.
RAPP promoted Zihla Salinas to chief development officer, U.S. from senior vice president of strategy and relationship lead.
Amir Kassaei, chief creative officer of DDB Worldwide, was named president for the Art Directors Club of Europe.
Stardust hired Dexton Deboree as partner and managing director.
The Weather Channel Companies elevated George Callard to general counsel.
AKQA hired Sung Chang as the creative lead for Verizon Wireless, for which AKQA has been named a strategic digital partner.
Be The Creative Source tapped Aaron King as partner and executive producer.
Spot director Barton Landsman has signed with commercial production company Untitled.
Wunderman Seattle promoted Julie Rezek to general manager and hired Sandy Zogg as vice president, client development.
Eleven San Francisco hired Amanda Day as junior art director; Jimmy Carson as copywriter; Matthew Wakeman as senior designer; Ray Connolly as senior copywriter; Michael Neuman as consumer application architect; Jack Harding as creative director; and Sara Worthington as senior integrated art director.
KSL Media hired David Castle and Larry Most as regional vice presidents of business development.
Klaus Nadler was named CEO of GroupM Switzerland. Nadler succeeds Peter Lammerhuber, who held the CEO role on an interim basis. Lammerhuber will continue to oversee GroupM Switzerland as well as being CEO of GroupM Austria.
Eric Mower + Associates hired Alison Neufang as an assistant strategic planner in its Syracuse office.
BrightLine hired James A. Pearson as director of corporate communications.
Craig Mangan has joined BBDO San Francisco as executive vice president and executive creative director.
Jen Harlacher was promoted to senior vice president at Harmelin Media.
Conde Nast Entertainment Group named Fred Santarpia executive vice president, chief digital officer.
Baldwin&, Raleigh hired Ian Fairbrother as writer, primarily on Burt’s Bees. Titles at Baldwin& are self-assigned and Fairbrother’s will be “Laugh Track.”
AARP hired Myrna Blyth and Robyn Motley to lead the organization’s media properties in the newly created positions of senior vice president & editorial director and senior vice president & general manager, respectively.
Current TV hired Francis Kane as senior vice president, ad sales marketing and Lory George as vice president, digital ad sales.
i.d.e.a. hired Gary Ware as director of digital experience and Joe Nafziger as copywriter.
Ocean Fine was promoted to director, west coast mobile and online sales, AT&T AdWorks.
The Martin Agency hired Jorge Calleja as senior vice president, group creative director. He most recently served as executive creative director for Sid Lee (Amsterdam), where he was responsible for all creative output, including Red Bull, Oggu, Havana Club and global work for the Adidas brand.
ESPN hired Monica Diaz as vice president, diversity, inclusion & work life.
Deutsch NY promoted Brent Vartan to partner, chief strategy officer, up from executive vice president, director of strategic planning.