President Obama has nominated two former Federal Communications Commission staffers to serve as commissioners: Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai. The nominees, a Democrat and Republican respectively, were chosen to represent both parties and speed along confirmation. [via Adweek]

Mirian Arias has been named VP of daytime communications at Disney/ABC Television Group. She was previously the VP of comms for NBCUniversal’s iVillage.

Mike Russell has joined MSLGroup Americas as SVP of sales and business development, a new position. He’ll be reporting to Americas president Jim Tsokanos and is charged with winning U.S.-based global and national accounts. He was previously MD of Meredith Integrated Marketing, a division of Meredith Corporation.

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