Rabin Martin names Robert Mallett CEO effective immediately. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Rabin Martin’s CEO since July 2014, will continue in an advisory role as chairman. Mallett joins the agency from Africare, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives of the people in Africa, where he was president and CEO. He was previously executive vice president & general counsel for the Public & Senior Markets Group at United Healthcare and a senior vp at Pfizer. During the Clinton administration, Mallett served as deputy secretary and acting secretary of the Department of Commerce. In his new post, he will guide Rabin Martin’s strategy and drive the company’s progress toward improving health for underserved populations. “Robert’s strong business acumen, passion for operational excellence, and deep belief in the importance of talent, especially the critical role of diversity, equity and inclusion, will help him lead Rabin Martin to new successes,” said John Doolittle, CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, which includes Rabin Martin.
|Kate Thomas, Donald Ritchey and Alexx Weincek|
Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Kate Thomas to digital design supervisor, Donald Ritchey to director of IT services, and Alexx Weincek to senior multimedia designer. Thomas has been with the agency for 15 years, and was previously a senior digital designer, creating digital campaigns for such clients as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disabled American Veterans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Before coming to Crosby in 2018, Ritchey was an IT specialist at AT&T. He has also worked as a contractor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Weincek joined the agency in 2012, and creates digital and multimedia content for clients as well as supporting front-end design for web development projects.
Viral Nation hires Jacqui Faclier as executive VP, general manager. Faclier comes to Viral Nation from DDB Canada, where she was most recently managing director of the firm’s Toronto office. She previously worked for both Young & Rubicam and Wunderman. At Viral Nation, Faclier will be responsible for people and capabilities development, financial management and revenue growth. Viral Nation CEO Joe Gagliese said Faclier’s “exceptional new business and client relations leadership” will help the agency as it expands in Canada and the US.