Here’s one way to jazz up the purview of corporate HR. Instead of name-plating the door with “senior vice president, human resources,” opt instead for the moniker of chief people officer.

Megan Opp, most recently with the solar power technology firm eSolar, is joining SpinMedia in that CPO capacity. She is one of four new hires being announced this afternoon by the company, which recently re-branded itself from BuzzMedia.

Also set for the LA SpinMedia executive suite are Louisa Wee, senior vice president of business intelligence and strategic analytics, and Scott Southron, the company’s new CFO. In New York meanwhile, where two-thirds of SpinMedia staff is headquartered, Michelle McIvor is coming on board as vice president of audience development.

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