Mission Control Communications ups Cassandra Sweet and Connie Zhang to VPs. Sweet was previously a senior reporter at the Wall Street Journal and an editor at Dow Jones Newswires, covering renewable energy and climate policy. Zhang has worked with growth-stage tech startups and companies, as well as with such environmental agencies as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and San Francisco Department of Environment. In their new positions, they will both lead agency teams to support and advise planet-forward startups and further the agency’s mission to help end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Job site Indeed names Jessica Jensen chief marketing officer. Jensen previously served as SVP of marketing for KAYAK and CMO at OpenTable, both part of Booking Holdings. Before that, she was head of products, platforms & insights for business marketing at Facebook, leading global positioning, marketing strategy and communications of Facebook’s family of business offerings, including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. In her new post, Jensen will lead Indeed’s global marketing programs. “Jessica brings incredible experience and new perspective to Indeed, and at the same time has a huge respect for everything we have built,” said CEO Chris Hyams.
Macy’s promotes Julie Strider to VP, external communications. Strider will report Macy’s SVP, corporate communications Bobby Amirshahi. She has been with the company for more than 13 years, most recently serving as senior director, media relations. Strider has also been publicity director at Bauer Publishing. In her new role, she oversees the national and regional media relations teams, which have been brought together and jointly renamed as external communications, reflecting what the company says is a united consumer media relations and PR function.