Ryan Donovan has resigned from his senior director of corporate marketing position at SanDisk, a title he held for 2 1/2 years. Beginning in February, he will be global head of marketing, product and innovation communications at Visa. He also previously spent five years with HP.
Emma Richards has been promoted to director of Waggener Edstrom’s Global Alliance program. In this role, Richards will ensure quality local execution of programs for tech, healthcare, CSR, and energy clients. Established in 2006, the program is a network of agency partners focused on global clients. Richards will be based in the Hong Kong office.
Kevin Newell has been named global chief brand officer at McDonald’s, Ad Age reports. He replaces Steve Easterbrook, who became president of McDonald’s Europe in December. The role will give Newell a hand in marketing, menus, and other assets.