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Roll Call: MWW, Fusion and Genesis Media

MWW announced that Elizabeth Lowery has joined the firm as a senior vice president in its Washington, D.C. office. Lowery brings extensive expertise in finance, fundraising and public affairs, including posts as deputy national finance director for Obama for America and finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). In her new role at MWW, Lowery will provide strategic counsel to the firm’s clients and will help advance the firm’s overall work in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation. (Release)

Former “The Daily Show” executive producer and head writer David Javerbaum is joining Fusion as executive producer. He will lead development of an instrumental part of their primetime programming. He’ll be based in Los Angeles and oversee content for all our West Coast programs, including the nightly show anchored by Leon Krauze and new programming concepts he’ll help develop. David – aka DJ – is a 12-time Emmy-winning comedy writer. (Release)

Genesis Media has announced the appointment of Lulu Phongmany as vice president, business & publisher development. In her new role, Phongmany will be responsible for creating new revenue streams for Genesis Media and accelerating the growth of its publisher base.  This includes the development of business opportunities for Content Unlock, Genesis Media’s recently launched technology platform that allows online publishers to quickly and easily lock all or portions of their digital content via a “soft paywall,” allowing consumers to pay for content by watching targeting video advertisements and branding messages. Before joining Genesis Media, Phongmany held several positions at NBC Universal, including director of business development, where she was responsible for business development, marketing and commercial strategy and operations for iVillage.co.uk. (Release)

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Roll Call: GCI Health, Genesis Media, NowThis News and Forbes

GCI Health, a New York-based agency specializing with an extensive roster of healthcare clients, has named Elliot Levy and Mary Kate Watkins to SVP roles. Levy, who has 10 years of experience in the healthcare communications field, will focus on corporate social responsibility efforts to coincide with the enactment of President Obama’s healthcare reform law. This is a return of sorts for Levy, who began his career as an account executive at the same firm almost a decade ago. In her new role, Watkins will use her own experience to expand the agency’s reach in the beauty, aesthetics and consumer health sectors. (PR Week)

Genesis Media announced the appointment of Melissa Bonnick as its new senior director of  advertising operations. In this role, Bonnick will be responsible for leading the development of Genesis Media’s advertising operations team. This includes the management of advertiser and publisher account implementation and management, campaign execution, new platform evaluation and business intelligence. Before joining Genesis Media, Bonnick was the director of advertising and sponsorships for I-play, an interactive gaming company. (Release)

Frank Kavilanz has been named senior vice president for Strategy and Business Development at NowThis News. Kavilanz comes from NBC News, where he was the vice president of strategy and partnership. NowThis News, which launched in September, is a video news network founded by Huffington Post vets Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau which makes short, original videos and is looking to reinvent video news for the digital generation via social networks and strategic partnerships with legacy publications like The Atlantic and hot news sites like BuzzFeed and Mashable. (The New York Observer)

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