Millwright Holdings, which includes Warner Communications, Actual Agency and Bolt PR, promotes Erin Vadala to group president and chief client officer, a newly created role. Vadala has been president at Warner Communications since 2018 and was previously SVP at the agency. Reporting to Millwright founder & CEO Michael Young, she will oversee Actual and Bolt as well as Warner, with responsibility for guiding senior agency leadership, strategic planning, employee engagement, creative campaign development, and agency growth. Actual Agency will continue to be led by president Tim Donovan, who joined in 2022; Bolt PR will now be headed up by Laura Murphy who has been promoted to managing director from SVP; and Jessica Whidt has been promoted to managing director from SVP at Warner Communications.
Colossal Biosciences, which develops technologies focused on extinct species restoration, critically endangered species protection and the repopulation of ecosystems, hires Emily Castel as CMO. Castel comes to Colossal from omnichannel entertainment company Teton Ridge, where she was president and chief brand officer. She also founded creative consultancies FIVE33 and Castel Creative. In her new post, she will lead global efforts to scale Colossal’s brand, experiences, consumer products and emerging media properties. “It is important for Colossal to bring the importance of our scientific achievements and focus on de-extinction and conservation education to consumers in all mediums,” shared Ben Lamm, Colossal CEO and Co-Founder. “Emily is the global brand leader who is best suited to bring Colossal there given her extensive entertainment background, knowledge of global consumer marketing, and proven track record in franchise marketing.”
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company names Greg Shank senior director of investor relations. Shank joined Goodyear in 2008, most recently serving as director of financial planning & analysis for the company’s Americas business unit. "Greg brings deep knowledge of our business from his leadership experience at Goodyear," said Goodyear EVP and CFO Christina Zamarro. "His Goodyear finance experience includes a prior role in investor relations which, along with his strong communication skills, will make him a valuable resource for the investment community."