Longtime media agency executive Donna Speciale left MediaVest this past January for the other side of the negotiating table, taking the top ad sales post at Turner Broadcasting’s entertainment division. Speciale is now president of Turner Entertainment & Animation Ad Sales, leading the charge for the company’s entertainment, kids and youth networks, including TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network and its late-night Adult Swim. She also is spearheading Cartoon Network Enterprises, which oversees consumer products, licensing, home video/DVD and retail development.
Having helped revitalize Charles Schwab’s corporate vision and brand as the company’s CMO, Rebecca Saeger left the financial services company at the end of 2010. Earlier this year, she joined the board of E*Trade Financial, where CEO Steven Freiberg said she “will be of great value to the management team, particularly in context of her significant achievements driving market perception and growth in consumer financial services.”
Citi’s first-ever corporate CMO and founder and chairman of Women & Co., its women’s financial services business, Lisa Caputo left the marketing side of Citi’s business and became managing director and senior banker of the Public Sector Group of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. Last May, she left the banking giant and returned to marketing as EVP of marketing and communications for insurance underwriter Travelers.
After much success in the agency world, Cindy Gallop resigned as chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 2005. Not that she’s been quiet. While she now consults in branding and advertising, her two more personal projects have gotten her attention. In January 2010, she started IfWeRanTheWorld, a Web platform designed to pool the good intentions of people and businesses and turn them into actions. Her frequently viewed talk at TED2009 launched MakeLoveNot Porn.
Named one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune and Forbes when she was CEO and president of Pepsi-Cola North America, Dawn Hudson left the beverage giant in 2008 with a desire to lower her stress levels. “I was neglecting life,” she told Fortune about her time at Pepsi. “It took six months for me to realize that there’s some great life out there to be lived.” After a 14-month silence, Hudson emerged at The Parthenon Group, a small strategic consultancy, where she’s vice chairman. She also serves on the boards of Allergan, Lowe’s and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.