The Minnesota Vikings names Martin Nance executive VP and chief marketing officer. Nance joins the organization from PepsiCo/Gatorade, where he most recently served as senior director of marketing and sports intelligence. A former NFL wide receiver, Nance spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. In his new role, he will be responsible for collaboratively developing the short and long-term fan engagement strategy through marketing, content creation and organizational brand initiatives. "Martin is a transformative leader whose significant marketing experience, strong character and leadership skills will enable him to successfully drive our efforts to provide Vikings fans with a world-class fan experience," said Vikings chief operating officer Andrew Miller.
Pyxis Partners, a D.C.-based firm focused on healthcare clients, adds Bill Murat as senior advisor and Abena McAllister as director. Murat was previously chief of staff for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and he has also served as a representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly, vice chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and a member of the Democratic National Committee. McAllister, an executive officer of the Maryland Democratic Party, was formerly the chairwoman of the Charles County Democratic Party. "These new additions’ decades of experience will elevate Pyxis's ability to serve the communities that need us most,” said Pyxis Partners president and CEO Michael Manganiello.
CuriosityStream, a “global factual streaming service and media company,” appoints Ashley Huston as vice president of communications. Huston comes to CuriosityStream from Quartz, where she was vice president, communications. She has also held senior communications roles with the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, News Corp, Rubenstein Communications, ESPN and CNN. At CuriosityStream, Huston will oversee external and internal communications. “Ashley is a creative communicator with a track record of leading strategic communications during times of growth and transformation, particularly in the media industry,” said CuriosityStream president and CEO Clint Stinchcomb.