Once again we've put together the most senior and influential job moves in the US.

This time we cover influential moves from Johnson & Johnson to Avon, a CEO resignation at Best Buy, a new VP of Social Media and Media Relations at MasterCard Worldwide, new hires at the Brunswick Group and a new president of global consumer marketing and COO at Ogilvy PR.

Avon Products has appointed former Johnson & Johnson VP of Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Corporate Office of Science & Technology, and Information Technology divisions, Sheri McCoy, as Chief Executive Officer. She will be taking over the role from chief executive Andrea Jung by the end of April.

Best Buy CEO, Brian Dunn, has resigned after only three years in his role. This marks the end of 28 years with the electronics chain where he started as a store manager and worked his way to the top. Director Mike Mikan will replace him as interim CEO until they find a replacement.

The Brunswick Group appointed two new partners - Robert Moran, former president of US operations for Edelman's StrategyOne and Samantha Lucas, Burson-Marsteller's chair of US Brand Marketing Practice and interim CEO for PivotRed.

ClimateWorks Foundation hired Julie Blunden as Chief Executive Officer after a role as Executive Vice President of the SunPower Corp. 

Dish Network Corporation has nabbed 11 year Procter & Gamble veteran James Moorhead to become their new CMO.

iQU hired Adam Swart as Director of Social Media where he is responsible for marketing and social strategy.

MasterCard Worldwide welcomes Marcy Cohen as VP of Social Media and Media Relations to focus on advancing their social strategy. 

CRM firm, Merkle, has brought on Tom Quinn as its new VP and chief digital revenue officer. He will report to Dave Paulus, EVP of business development, and Patrick Hounsell, chief digital officer.

Ogilvy PR appointed 21-year Edelman veteran Mitch Markson as president of global consumer marketing and COO to integrate PR with direct, social marketing.

Commercial bank Rockland Trust hired former Sovereign Bank PR director Ellen Molle as VP and PR manager. Molle will focus on building the bank's reputation and manage strategic planning, and PR activity analysis. Previous to her role at Sovereign Bank she worked for over ten years as a broadcast journalist for ABC News' Nightline.

Syndicate Media Group has made two new hires. Marc Duron is their new director of hospitality and Teddie Davies has joined as an influencer marketing manager.

USA Today has promoted Mary Byrne to Managing Editor, Sports after working for them since 2004. Before that she spent seven years at the Miami Herald.

Heather Taylor

Published 13 April, 2012 by Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor is the Editorial Director for Econsultancy US. You can follow her on Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest.

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Jess D

Are these new hiring or moving of chess pieces good for the U.S. economy? Or is this a sign that things are not going as planned and to keep the boat from sinking, changes must be made with the decision makers? Whatever is the reason behind the changing of the guards on some of the big companies, I hope this moves would help those companies to do well so that the economy will surely benefit from it.


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