Herbalife, a health and wellness company, names Susan Brown VP, head of global corporate communications. Brown was previously head of global corporate communications at Tyson Foods. She was also founder of strategic comms shop Big Impact Communications and led global communications at PwC. In her new role, she will lead Herbalife’s communications function, including the development and execution of all internal and external communications, overseeing corporate reputation, and advancing communications strategy in support of the company’s business objectives. “Susan brings a wealth of experience in communications and reputation management for global companies to this leadership role, and we are excited to welcome her to the Herbalife family,” said executive vice president and chief of staff, Ibi Montesino.
DCI Group adds Chary Sathea and Hannah Student to its digital and social media team. Chary Sathea, who is coming on board as a director, was most recently a senior digital account supervisor, digital at Praytell. She has worked with brands such as the Cancer Research Institute, Fender, Globalization Partners, Hagerty, Mark Levinson and Tres Agaves. Hannah Student , who joins DCI as a senior account executive, was most recently with Targeted Victory. She has managed the digital programs for U.S. Senators, Governors, Representatives, and major Congressional committees. “We have continued to expand our digital team and see the tremendous benefits success on social platforms can bring. Chary and Hannah will help us build our offerings and drive more success on more of our campaigns,” said DCI managing partner Brian McCabe.
Marcus Theatres, which owns or operates 993 movie screens at 79 locations in 17 states, appoints Ken Thewes as senior VP of marketing. Most recently, Thewes was the chief marketing officer for Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the US. He was previously VP of marketing for Spartan Stores and Chili’s. At Marcus Theatres, Thewes will be tasked with leveraging his experience and relationships with film studios and theatrical exhibition to maximize attendance and revenue for the company’s locations. “Ken has a long history in reaching audiences not only in movie exhibition, but across hospitality and entertainment,” said Marcus Theatres president Mark Gramz.