The New York Mets name Nancy Elder as the team’s first chief communications officer. Elder was most recently CCO at UK-based sports media company DAZN Group, where she oversaw global communications, analyst relations, DEI and social impact, as well as the women’s sports strategy. Before coming to DAZN, she held the top communications job at both Mattel and Jet Blue. In her new post, Elder will be responsible for communications strategy and public affairs. Mets vice president of communications Harold Kaufman will remain in that role as the primary contact for local and national media for all baseball operation-related issues and opportunities. “Her experience creating strategic vision and innovative programs and partnerships will be an asset to the Mets as we look to grow the organization’s impact on and off the field,” said Mets president Sandy Alderson.
Ghidotti of Little Rock promotes Joshua Cook to PR director. Cook joined the agency in 2018 and most recently served as media relations manager. Before coming to Ghidotti, he led public relations efforts for geopolitical intelligence and forecasting firm Stratfor. In his new role, Cook will play a leadership role across multiple agency accounts, provide strategic counsel to clients and oversee the implementation of key projects. “Joshua’s wide range of experience and analytical approach to communications allows him to bring both a strategic lens and tactical know-how to each and every project,” said Ghidotti CEO Natalie Ghidotti.
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DEFINITION 6, customer experience shop, brings on Duc Le as chief operating officer. Le was previously practice leader, digital solutions at Real Chemistry. He has also served as global managing director of digital operations at Edelman. “Duc is an operator with a stellar track record at both mid-sized and global agencies. He also bolsters our presence in New York City, where D6 holds one of four offices,” said DEFINITION 6 chief executive officer Jeff Katz. The agency has also added former Publicis New York EVP/CMO Jamie Rosen to its Board.