business roundtable

Business Roundtable is bringing on Martin Hall as senior VP and chief of staff to CEO Joshua Bolten. Hall will oversee member relations and the execution of the Business Roundtable CEO quarterly meetings, as well as assisting in formulating, planning, and implementing the Business Roundtable agenda. He joins Business Roundtable from FirstEnergy Corporation, where he was VP, energy Policy and federal affairs. Hall was chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality from 2006-2009 and deputy staff director for the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. “A leader in the areas of energy and the environment, Marty will bring his experience at the highest levels of the private and public sectors to Business Roundtable,” said Bolten.

Christine Cordova
Christine Cordova

Focus Media has hired Christine Cordova as a PR manager. Cordova comes to Focus from Delta Children Enterprise, where she was PR & social media manager. Before that, she was a social editor at XO Group, which owns the wedding brand The Knot, as well as its sister brands, The Bump and The Nest. At Focus, Cordova will assist clients in such areas as copywriting, graphic design and social media strategy. “Christine brings a breadth of editorial and digital marketing knowledge, and we’re excited to welcome her to the Focus Media team,” said FM CEO Josh Sommers. “Her established relationships with New York City media are a huge asset to the agency and its clients as we continue to grow.”

Josh Rosenzweig
Josh Rosenzweig

Gay social network Hornet has made several additions to its sales and marketing team. Josh Rosenzweig will join Hornet as director of marketing, with Jillian Rendace and Sam Sim Morgan leading U.S. sales efforts on the east and west coasts, respectively. Rosenzweig has supervised production at Viacom, and led original programming and integrated marketing as well as acquisition and business development for Here Media. Rendace comes to Hornet from IPG Mediabrands, where she was AD, client advice and management. She has also held executive positions at Condé Nast, Viacom and AMC Networks. Before coming to Hornet, Morgan was video sales director at Pride Media. She has also worked at Participant Media and Viacom. "As we begin the new year, we're thrilled to expand our sales and marketing team to meet the large and growing advertiser demand for our community and cutting-edge technology," said Hornet SVP of global sales Matthew Adam Smith. "The diverse expertise that Josh, Jillian and Sam bring is a differentiator in Hornet's ability to deliver the innovative, effective solutions that our brand partners demand."