Alan VanderMolen
Alan VanderMolen

Alan VanderMolen is exiting as international president of WE Communications to pursue other interests in the upcoming weeks.

With his departure, Kass Sells will become global operating officer and Dawn Beauparlant takes on North American president duties on top of her chief client officer responsibilities.

Vandermolen joined WE nearly three years ago from Edelman parent company, DJE Holdings, where he did a two-year stint as vice chair. He also was president of Edelman’s global practices & diversified insights businesses for two years and Asia-Pacific chief for nine years.

Earlier, VanderMolen held various jobs at Burson-Marsteller for 13 years.

CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin said her shop “has reached an exciting inflection point,” which is “an opportune time to make strategic changes to our global leadership team.”