FINN Partners names Tom Jones to lead its New York health group and pharma sector teams. He succeeds Kristie Kuhl, who was appointed FINN global health practice lead in July. Jones joined Finn in 2019 as senior partner, health and wellness. Before coming to the agency, he led the North American Health Practice at Ketchum and has served as a senior vice president at Makovsky and executive director, communications at Novartis. “Since Tom joined FINN, the New York health group has been growing at an impressive pace and delivering some of the most compelling work in the industry,” said Kristie Kuhl, managing partner, FINN Global Health Practice Lead. "Tom fosters energy and passion among his FINN colleagues that are the keys to their success.”
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Lisa De Bonis
Huge names Toni Howard Lowe group vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Lisa De Bonis global chief experience officer. Lowe comes to Huge from Ernst & Young, where she was diversity & inclusiveness leader for its national tax & people advisory practices. In her new post, she will lead the design of a holistic DE&I strategy at Huge, ensuring that the agency’s commitment to DE&I is reflected across the organization. De Bonis was previously managing director at Accenture Interactive. At Huge, she will have overall responsibility for delivering unified brand experiences for the agency’s clients.
Wagstaff Media + Marketing appoints Tara Schroetter as managing director, digital & social media. Schroetter was previously vice president, strategy and head of digital and social at Rogers & Cowan PMK, leading a variety of celebrity and entertainment industry clientele as well as brands including Verizon Media, Girl Scouts of the USA and Intersect by Lexus. She was also responsible for all aspects of digital, paid media and social media marketing. “Tara is a natural leader and brings a wealth of digital marketing experience to our agency and clients,” said agency president Mary Wagstaff. “Smart digital marketing is a game-changer for our industry right now, and Tara is playing at the highest level.”
Visit Carlsbad, the destination marketing organization for the City of Carlsbad, CA, appoints Kim Sidoriak, president and CEO. Sidoriak was previously chief marketing officer for Santa Monica Travel & Tourism and has held roles in marketing communications for Hilton Hotels Corporation and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She will work with the Visit Carlsbad team and key stakeholders to elevate Carlsbad as one of the premier tourist destinations in Southern California. “Kim brings the perfect blend of experience, initiative and personality to lead the charge of the destination organization in this next chapter of growth,” says Visit Carlsbad chair of the board Troy Wood.