Roll Call: Allison+Partners and Esurance

Allison+Partners announced that Alan Weatherbee has been named as senior vice president of talent search responsible for driving US and global talent acquisition to keep pace with the evolution of the business and expand its commitment to recruiting the best talent from across industries. An experienced HR practitioner, Alan will work closely with the senior team to align entrepreneurial professionals with unique, challenging, career-making opportunities within the agency. He will be based in Boston. Previously, Alan served as vice president, Human Resources at Cone Communications. There he managed talent acquisition as well as all aspects of the HR function to support staff and enhance the culture and career experience of its people. Preceding Cone, Alan was director of recruitment for IPG agencies GolinHarris, Weber Shandwick and Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles; where he led all strategic recruitment initiatives and focused on hiring across all brands and practice areas including consumer, convergence, corporate, entertainment, and digital. Prior to IPG, he had a management role within AppleOne, a private staffing firm in Los Angeles. (Release)

Esurance has hired Alan Gellman as chief marketing officer. Gellman will oversee all of Esurance’s marketing and advertising efforts, including direct marketing, online and offline advertising, search, brand partnerships, communications and customer experience. Esurance is owned by Allstate Insurance. Most recently at Wells Fargo in San Francisco, Gellman spent the past 10 years in various executive marketing roles, including senior vice president of digital marketing. He also led their recent lead agency of record search and focused on integrating marketing efforts and capabilities across disciplines. Previously, he led strategy, research, and analytics for Wells Fargo’s consumer credit group, where he established a customer engagement strategy. Gellman began his marketing career in advertising before moving to consumer packaged goods with General Foods, Kraft and ConAgra. Later, he spent six years with Blue Shield of California leading consumer marketing and then building and leading their e-business division. (Insurance Journal)