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Roll Call: Viacom Inc., Genesis Media, and Chrysler Group

Viacom Inc. named Steve Agase as senior vice president of Music & Entertainment Ad Sales, West Coast. In his new role, Agase will oversee West Coast ad sales for Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment, a portfolio that includes both linear and digital assets across CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, LOGO, Spike TV, TV Land, and VH1. Agase will be responsible for growing Viacom Media Networks’ partnerships with West Coast agencies and advertisers, including its key clients in the motion picture industry. He will work closely with the division’s Programming, Integrated Marketing and Research teams to leverage linear and digital assets across the Music & Entertainment brands and meet client objectives. (Release)

Genesis Media announced the appointment of Chris Durand as its new vice president of Technology and Engineering. As VP of Technology and Engineering, Durand will lead Genesis Media’s technology team in developing its core platform, video, mobile and data products. Durand will also be responsible for building out the NY-based technology team, key vendor selection, QA and managing core technology operations and infrastructure. Before joining Genesis Media, Durand was the vice president of Client Operations for SelectMinds Inc. (Release)

Chrysler Group LLC announced the following changes to its Leadership Team: Reid Bigland was named president and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand. He continues as head of U.S. Sales, and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada. Most recently, he was president and CEO of the Dodge Brand. Timothy Kuniskis was named president and CEO of the Dodge Brand. He most recently served as Head of the FIAT Brand for North America. Jason Stoicevich was appointed head of the FIAT Brand for North America. Stoicevich retains the position as director of the California Business Center. In his 10 years of service with Chrysler, Stoicevich has gained experience in a variety of assignments in the Company’s business center operations. Bruno Cattori was appointed president and CEO of Chrysler de México. Cattori most recently served as director for Retail Sales and Fleet for all Chrysler Group brands in Mexico, a position which he retrains. (Release)

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