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Roll Call: GLSEN, LarsonO’Brien and WT New York

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network announced respected entertainment communications executive Kevin Brockman has been elected as Chairman of the Board of GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. In his day job, Mr. Brockman currently serves as executive vice president of Global Communications for the Disney/ABC Television Group, a role he has held since 2008. He joined The Walt Disney Company in 1997. (Release)

LarsonO’Brien welcomes Julie Pintar as its director of Media and Research. As LarsonO’Brien’s first director of Media and Research, Julie will build and manage the agency’s media and research department. She will analyze industry, media and client data and ultimately develop strategic media plans for clients. Prior to joining LarsonO’Brien, Pintar was associate media director at Yellow Submarine Marketing Communications where she led media strategies for seven Cedar Fair parks and for EO Products, a brand of organic personal care items. Pintar has worked for many major agencies including McCann Erickson, Ketchum and Arnold Worldwide. (Release)

WT New York has hired Jeffrey Castellano, who specializes in artificial intelligence and works on facial recognition technology, as its creative technology director. Castellano’s new role at JWT NY calls for him to oversee emerging technology projects as well as digital studio output from its Big Apple hub. Along with his 15 months as director of  creative technology at Bajibot Media, Castellano has worked with a variety of brands during his career. (AgencySpy)

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