Personnel Appointments: September 2021

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09/07/2021
AB InBev and Albertsons Cos. announce promotions and appointments.
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BRAND MARKETERS

AB InBev, St. Louis

U.S. Chief Sales Officer Brendan Whitworth was promoted to Zone President North America and Anheuser-Busch CEO. He succeeds Michel Doukeris, who transitioned to the company’s global CEO role. Whitworth has held various commercial leadership positions in the U.S. for the last eight years.

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RETAILERS

Albertsons Cos., Boise, Idaho

Former Best Buy transformation executive Sharon McCollam was named president and chief financial officer. She reports to CEO Vivek Sankaran and succeeds Bob Dimond, who will retire and remain with the company in an advisor capacity through February 2022. McCollam assumes several leadership responsibilities, including finance, corporate strategy, information technology, supply chain operations and property development. She is involved in all aspects of the company’s growth and transformation strategy.

 

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

InMarket, Culver City, California

Former Label Insight CEO Todd Morris was named president. With more than 25 years of experience in high-growth, data-driven businesses, Morris leads InMarket’s expansion of strategic solutions that power growth for leading brands. Prior to Label Insight, Morris served as global president of Catalina Marketing and served in various leadership roles in Procter & Gamble’s multi-billion-dollar laundry and cleaning products business.

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Spark Foundry, New York

Spark Foundry, a global media agency brand within Publicis Media, hired P2PI Hall of Fame inductee April Carlisle to lead its commerce practice. As EVP of commerce, Carlisle is responsible for solidifying the agency’s vision for the critical role commerce has in delivering a competitive advantage for clients. She leverages Publicis Groupe’s advanced commerce solutions to deliver holistic investment strategies for clients to drive profitable growth in the increasingly competitive landscape of e-tailers. Carlisle also is focusing on accelerating this critical area by further integrating the agency’s strategic commerce capability, industry-leading insights, and outcome-based omnichannel commerce solutions in all areas of media – with a focus on retailer media – content planning and optimization. Before joining Spark Foundry, Carlisle most recently served as vice president of shopper marketing at The Coca-Cola Co.

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VMLY&R Commerce, New York

TJ Reilly was named to the North America leadership team to expand its retail media capabilities and address rapid e-commerce acceleration. As EVP of performance media, Reilly is responsible for overseeing a customer-centric media approach to commerce channels, optimizing acquisition and performance growth for clients end-to-end. Reilly brings with him vast digital marketing and analytics experience with previous leadership positions at Signet Jewelers, eBay, Clearsaleing and Rosetta.

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