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

This time we cover influential moves from Nokia to NCR Corporation, a surprise resignation at Microsoft, promotions at Yahoo, the first ever CMO for Jetsetter, new hires at Publicis Groupe and a new executive vice-president of global communications at Pepsico.

Business Wire has promoted Maria Van Wambeke to Vice President of product development and integration. For the past 13 years, Wambeke has led product development projects for the company.

Cheif Benelux has appointed former Ogilvy Amsterdam chief executive Peter-Paul Blommers as chief executive.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store appointed Laura Daily as Senior Vice President of Retail. Daily was formally the Vice President for HSN's Ballard Designs.

PepsiCo hired Jim Wilkinson as executive vice-president of global communications. Wilkinson is the former managing partner of Brunswick Group. 

Publicis Groupe's Vivaki Nerve Center is replacing current president Curt Hect with its vice-president and general manager of Audience on Demand, Kurt Unkel. Hecht is leaving for a role at The Weather Channel. Vivaki Nerve Center has also promoted Sean Kegelman to the global position of executive vice-president of partnerships and Marco Bertozzi to executive managing director of the Nerve Center EMEA.

HSN hired former Chief Marketing Officer, Anne Martin-Vachon, as Chief Merchandising Officer.

Jetsetter has appointed its first ever Chief Marketing Officer Barry Herstein, the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, Herstein was General Manager Americas & Global Chief Marketing Officer at Snapfish and GM North America & CMO at PayPal.

Microsoft's general manager of Windows Phone Product Marketing, Gavin Kim, quit after only five months. Before he joined the Microsoft team, Kim was Vice President, Consumer & Enterprise Services at Samsung to join the Microsoft team. Eugene Ho will take over for Kim as lead. 

NCR Corporation has nabbed Susan Somerville Johnson from Nokia where she was the Global Head of Operator Marketing to be its Vice President of global marketing.

RF|Binder Partners hired former MDG Communications principal, Marc Greene, to be its executive MD and chief media strategist.

Yahoo has promoted Mollie Spilman from her role of leading marketing for Yahoo's Americas region to co-lead a new consumer commerce business unit with former PayPal executive, Sam Shrauger.

Heather Taylor

Published 20 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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