Lansons appoints Annamarie Phelps, deputy chair of the British Olympic Association, as a senior advisor. Phelps represented Great Britain in five consecutive World Championships between 1991 and 1995 and in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. She also held senior roles at British Rowing for over 16 years as vice chair and later chair, responsible for overseeing safeguarding practices, anti-doping, governance, and equality policies before becoming vice chair of the British Paralympic Association. At Lansons, she will provide expert counsel for clients in areas including sports partnership and sponsorship, helping them to balance culture versus performance and promote equity. “She is perfectly positioned to guide Lansons’ clients and prospects to help them deliver the best from their support for, and participation in, sport,” said Lansons CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay.
Spectrum Equity hires Dan Kimball as the firm's first CMO. Kimball was most recently the SVP of marketing at Yelp. He previously served as SVP of global marketing at Eventbrite and VP of marketing at Costar Group. At Spectrum, he will advise portfolio companies on all facets of marketing and work closely with the investment team on due diligence. "We're thrilled to have someone of Dan's deep expertise as an expert resource for our management teams as they build and scale their marketing capabilities," said Spectrum managing director Ben Spero.
Deveney, which has offices in New Orleans and West Palm Beach, names Melissa Lee a partner in the firm. A leader in the agency’s crisis, hospitality & tourism, healthcare and higher education practice areas, Lee has worked with the agency for 18 years. She has also served as director of public relations for the Audubon Nature Institute, press secretary for the mayor of Lafayette, LA, and has held reporting and management roles with NBC and ABC affiliates across Louisiana. “She exemplifies not just one, but all our core values,” said agency partner Carrie DeVries Pavlick. “She’s a trusted advisor, team member and mentor.”
Accelya, a provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, appoints former Amazon Web Services and Microsoft executive Tom Erskine as CMO. Eskine joins Accelya from cloud web hosting company Cloudways (now part of DigitalOcean), where he was also CMO. At AWS, he was head of enterprise marketing for the EMEA region. Based in London, Erskine will oversee the planning, development, and execution of Accelya’s marketing initiatives globally. “Tom’s exceptional experience in the software industry, in particular his years at AWS, will be invaluable in driving Accelya’s customer centricity and unlocking innovation across the company,” said Accelya CEO Sam Gilliland.
No comments have been submitted for this story yet.