FINN Partners promotes Celia Jones to global chief marketing officer, from her previous role as global director of marketing communications. Jones joined FINN Partners in 2021 after serving as CEO of independent advertising agency The Escape Pod. She has also led brand marketing and PR at Havas, and served as global marketing director at experience design agency Critical Mass. In her new role, Jones will be responsible for building on FINN’s global leadership in public relations and strategic communications, advancing the firm’s reputation for integrated marketing and creative services, amplifying thought leadership and novel platforms for new business growth, driving integration and leading internal communications. “She embodies our values and has played a pivotal role in bringing our core sense of purpose to the forefront of our marketing efforts, as a magnet for people and clients who share our mission and values. As CMO, Celia is the ideal person to steward our brand into the next stage of global growth,” said FINN Partners CEO and founding partner Peter Finn.
Time names Sadé Muhammad as CMO. Muhammad comes to Time from Forbes, where she founded its representation and inclusion practice. She previously worked at NBC Universal and was a reporter for Black Enterprise. In her new role, Muhammad will be responsible for the brand’s integrated marketing, customer success, branded content and communications, in addition to its newly created impact division. “Sadé’s background as a marketer, trained journalist and changemaker makes her the perfect person to lead Time as our chief marketing officer,” said Time CEO Jessica Sibley.
TrailRunner International ups Sarah Grubbs and Zack Kozlak to managing director in the agency’s Nashville and New York offices respectively. Grubbs joined the firm in 2018 and most recently served as director in the Nashville office. Before coming to TrailRunner, she worked in the public affairs and crisis division at BCW. Kozlak, who was most recently director in the New York office, joined TrailRunner from BCW in 2016 and now advises global companies on a range of matters from financial communications and corporate reputation to complex M&A transactions. The agency has also promoted Carlton Rollins to director in its New York office.