BGR Group is hiring Fred Turner, chief of staff to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Menendez, to come on board next month as a senior VP in its international affairs practice. He will also be supporting clients in the firm’s financial services and commerce practices. Prior to working for Sen. Menendez, Turner was chief of staff at the U.S. Helsinki Commission and he has also served as chief of staff to Rep. Alcee Hastings. “Fred will make an outstanding addition to BGR Group,” said agency president and CEO Bob Wood.. “He is widely respected on both sides of the aisle as hard working, smart, and effective. BGR and our clients will greatly benefit from his policy experience and political perspective on a wide range of issues.”
BookClub, a startup platform that will create book clubs led by authors, signs up former Fox Worldwide marketing chief Pamela Levine as chief marketing officer, according to a report on Deadline. Levine left Fox in 2019, following the merger between Fox and Disney. She has also served as chief marketing officer at HBO, where she led campaigns for such programs as “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld” and “Veep.” BookClub is set to launch this spring as a digital and mobile platform. “Pamela is many things, an innovator, a respected leader, an award-winning creative, and most of all, a storyteller, which is why we’re thrilled to have her join the BookClub team,” BookClub CEO David Blake said.
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H Code, the largest Hispanic digital media company in the U.S., names Gabby Gonzalez Leung vp of people. Leung joins H Code from VICE Media, where she was director, HR business partner. She also bolstered DEI initiatives at VICE by leading the diversity and inclusion community council and serving as a liaison for all Los Angeles employee immigration visa processes in partnership with immigration counsel. Leung has also served in HR leadership positions as companies including GroupM agency, Maxus and Phelps. At H Code, she will support the agency’s growth as it plans to develop more strategic partnerships and move forward as a leader and advocate for multicultural marketing. “We are very excited to have Gabby onboard and are looking forward to having her take the lead in growing our team and enriching our company culture,” said H Code chief executive officer Parker Morse.