Healthline Media has appointed Steve Swasey as as VP of communications and Laurie Dewan as VP of consumer insights. Swasey comes to Healthline from urban mobility app Moovit, where he served as VP of global communications. From 2007 to 2012, he was VP, corporate communications at Netflix. In his new role, Swasey leads Healthline's external and internal communications strategy and program implementation, as well as having responsibility for internal staffing and PR agency reviews. Dawan joins the firm from Electronic Arts, where she was director, comsumer insights. At Healthline, she is responsible for building a new customer insights and analytics function.
LaVoieHealthScience has promoted Sharon Correia to executive VP, integrated communications and chief strategy officer, and Ella Deych to VP, finance and chief operations officer. Correia has been with LHS since 2016, most recently as vice president, integrated communications. She had previously worked for the firm as a senior consultant. Before coming to LHS, she was senior director, corporate communications at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals. In her new post, Correia will work with LHS president and CEO Donna LaVoie and the agency’s senior management team to drive strategic direction on client business. Deych came to LHS in 2015 from Racepoint Global, where she was finance manager. She will now be the senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administration and functional operations of the agency.
Activision Blizzard has named David Messinger chief marketing officer. Messinger joins the company from strategic consulting company Verum Ventures, where had served as CEO for under a year. He was previously co-head of marketing at Creative Artists Agency for over 15 years. Other positions he has held include director of consumer marketing at Ticketmaster and manager, corporate brand management at the Walt Disney Company. At Activision Blizzard, Messinger will be tasked with overseeing the global marketing operations for all of the company’s brands, which include “Call of Duty,” “Overwatch” and “World of Warcraft.”