WarnerMedia appoints Miranda Higham senior vice president and head of communications for its international division. Higham comes to WarnerMedia from 21st Century Fox, where she was senior VP of corporate communications, leading the company’s communications function across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In her new position, Higham will serve as the lead communications executive for WarnerMedia’s global presence outside of the US. “Miranda is an effective strategist and impactful storyteller and has been a trusted advisor to industry leaders, helping to drive results through times of disruption and transformation,” said WarnerMedia executive vice president, communications and chief inclusion officer Christy Haubegger.
State Street Corporation names Theresa McLaughlin global chief marketing officer. McLaughlin joins State Street from TD Bank Financial Group where she was global chief marketing, customer experience & corporate citizenship officer for the past eight years. Before that, she was chief marketing officer at Citizens Financial Group, a division of Royal Bank of Scotland. “Theresa has a proven track record of building brands that reflect the strength of their respective businesses and we look forward to her bringing the skills and leadership to further enhance our global reach and impact,” said State Street executive vice president and global head of client experience Julia McCarthy.
Marketing Maven has promoted Frank Tortorici to director of media relations. Tortorici, who joined the agency in 2015, was previously senior media strategist. Before coming to Marketing Maven, he was a director at Steinreich Communications. Tortorici has also served as a media relations consultant to corporation including Peppers & Rogers Group and TeleTech. In his new position, he will lead and continue to enhance the agency’s relationships with top tier media. Tortorici works from the agency’s East Coast office, reporting to founder CEO and president Lindsey Carnett in Los Angeles. “Frank is a key reason for the growth of Marketing Maven throughout the last decade,” said Carnett.