Hallmark Media names Alice Rao senior vice president of publicity. Rao previously worked as a communication and publicity consultant with Netflix, HBOMax, Turner Networks and MRC Media. At Hallmark, she will lead publicity campaigns, working with corporate communications, talent relations and events, programming, and various internal and external parties to align efforts and provide strategic guidance. Hallmark Media director of communications Annie Howell called Rao "a tremendous executive" who will be "a perfect fit for Hallmark."
Commercial real estate company Newmark Group hires Angie Leccese as chief marketing officer. Leccese joins Newmark from CBRE, where she served as vice president of business development, Americas advisory marketing. In her new position, Leccese will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of Newmark's marketing and business development strategy, with a focus on driving growth through content marketing and sales enablement. "Angie's decades of experience in marketing and commercial real estate make her ideal to lead the strategic direction of Newmark's marketing," said Newmark CEO Barry Gosin.
Provenance Blockchain Foundation, which works to help financial services firms adopt blockchain solutions, appoints Dan Garzia as CMO. Garzia has. Been vice president of digital marketing at both Franklin Templeton and BlackRock. He was most recently recently chief marketing officer at Securitize, a blockchain digital asset securities firm. At Provenance, Garzia will be responsible for building out the full range of Provenance's global marketing capabilities. "Dan's deep expertise across several industries and practices including tech, blockchain, traditional finance and marketing make him a unique leader—and a perfect fit for Provenance," said Provenance Blockchain Foundation CEO Moran McKenney.