Marina Maher Communications promotes Samira Thabet to managing director, healthcare client experience. Thabet has been with MMC since 2014, most recently serving as deputy director, health & well-being. Before coming to MMC, she was senior vice president, healthcare at Havas PR US and worked at Weber Shandwick and Chandler Chicco Agency. In her new post, she will continue to lead MMC's health & well-being practice while expanding her role to focus on healthcare client excellence to champion healthcare capabilities, new offerings and best practices. MMC has also bolstered its rapidly growing healthcare practice by bringing on Kavin Shah as group SVP, healthcare medical and corporate strategy; Mike Doan as VP, digital innovation healthcare; and Christina Baird as senior group director, talent acquisition.
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LLYC names Carmen Gardier and Alejandro Dominguez global digital department heads. Gardier, the senior digital director for LLYC in Peru, will oversee the Americas region, including the U.S. Dominguez, senior digital director in Spain, will be responsible for Europe. Their joint leadership will be based on boosting innovation in company offerings, supporting local teams to help them achieve their business plans, promoting joint marketing actions, continuing to stimulate the exchange of best business practices and case studies, and adapting go-to-market strategies to each country’s local needs. They will both report to partner and chief strategy & innovation officer Adolfo Corjuo, who leads LLYC’s new Deep Digital Business department, which encompasses services and solutions such as artificial intelligence, influencer management, digital transformation, and inbound marketing.
Marino hires Nick Derasmo as senior vice president. He will partner with senior vp Elizabeth Latino to co-lead and grow the agency’s real estate practice. Derasmo was most recently vice president, communications manager, commercial banking at JPMorgan Chase. He was previously director of communications at both RXR Realty and Skanska and spent more than six years as head of communications for the tri-state region at Cushman & Wakefield. “His background in the real estate industry and experience advising senior-level executives will be a great asset to both our clients and our team,” said Marino president John Marino.
Brands Within Reach, the U.S. distributor of Volvic and Evian waters, appoints Reginald Sanders as head of sales & marketing / North America. Sanders was most recently vice president of sales & marketing at Johanna Foods. “Reggie's experience makes him ideal for bringing our brands the growth they deserve,” said BWR chief executive officer Olaf Zachert. BWR says that it plans to bring on more than 50 employees in the coming months as it expands to Canada and works to further develop its presence in the U.S. market.