PAN Communications has named Brandon Thomas vice president & general manager, New York. Thomas comes to PAN from Red Havas North America, where he was associate vice president. He previously served as senior account director at Southard Communications. At PAN, Thomas will be strategic lead for clients across the agency’s technology and healthcare practices. He is also tasked with people management and development, workplace engagement and joining PAN’s leadership team on the agency’s DEI initiatives. “We found a leader who shared our passion for employee experience, has an impressive agency background, is skilled in client relations and is knowledgeable about bringing diversity and inclusion to the forefront of our workforce,” said PAN President & CEO Philip A. Nardone Jr.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has brought on Alexa Vogel as vice president, health, based in Toronto; Jean-François Landry as account director in its Quebec office; and Elena Kouretsos as account director in its Toronto office. Before coming to H+K, Vogel was account director, health at Edelman and a healthcare project consultant at APCO Worldwide. She has worked with clients in healthcare and pharmaceuticals across such therapeutic areas as oncology, women's health, dermatology, infectious diseases, animal health and mental health. Landry was previously deputy director to Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services. Kouretsos comes to H+K from Edelman, where she was account manager, health.
CSM Sport and Entertainment have named Christa Carone to lead its North America operations. Current CSM North America CEO Dan Mannix will become a senior advisor at the firm. Carone joined CSM in January as president of North America. She was previously president at digital media company Group Nine Media, and has served as head of brand marketing and communications at Fidelity Investments and chief marketing officer at Xerox. Carone joins the executive board of CSM’s global operations and will have responsibility for CSM’s North American businesses including partnerships for rights holders; sponsorship strategies for brands; virtual and in-person consumer experiences; production services; and professional and youth sports leagues’ marketing and management.