Fenton Communications appoints Karla Wagner as its first chief people officer and Adam Robles as SVP of corporate social good. Wagner comes to the agency from Finsbury Glover Hering, where she was head of people and culture. She previously served as senior vice president of human resources at Grayling. In her new post, Wagner’s duties will include developing a strategic growth plan, sourcing top talent, and making investments in the existing team. Robles joins Fenton from Hyundai Motor America, where he helped lead the development and execution of the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy for both the Hyundai and Genesis brands. He was previously an associate vice president at Finn Partners. At Fenton, Robles will help lead the corporate social good team, supporting its key accounts and staff.
Constellation, a group of agencies within Stagwell that includes 72andSunny, Instrument and Brand Citizens, names Zakiya Larry global chief communications officer. Prior to joining Constellation, Larry founded and led Quest Media Training, a boutique strategic communications firm. She was previously director of media relations for T.D. Jakes Ministries. In her new post, Larry’s responsibilities will include oversight of media relations, corporate responsibility, social media, crisis, business and executive communications, and live event productions. Constellation chair John Boiler said that Larry “brings the expert skills and passion to unleash our story and amplify our impact on the industry."
Carnegie Learning, which provides artificial intelligence solutions for K-12 education and formative assessment, names Quinn O’Brien chief marketing officer. O’Brien was most recently vp of global marketing at Lenovo, the parent company of ThinkPad, Motorola, YOGA and Legion. He was previously a managing director at Ogilvy & Mather, and co-founded Craft Worldwide, a design and production agency. In his new role, O’Brien will work to expand the reach and impact of Carnegie Learning’s K-12 math, literacy, world languages, computer science, and professional learning offerings. “Quinn brings an unmatched skill set and passion that will be indispensable as we continue to grow as an organization,” said Carnegie Learning CEO Barry Malkin.