DUBLIN, OH—The Wendy's Company has named Liliana Esposito as chief communications officer, succeeding John Barker, who has decided to leave the company after 18 years. Most recently, Esposito worked for Dean Foods, a leading processor and distributor of dairy products, as vice president, corporate communications and public affairs. Prior to Dean Foods, Esposito worked at Mercury Public Affairs, Mars, and Burson-Marsteller.
NEW YORK—Nielsen has named Ben Billingsley, formerly partner at Horn Group, as senior VP, global watch marketing and communications. In addition, Flavie Lemarchand-Wood has been promoted to an expanded role as VP, deputy communications director, global watch marketing and communications, and Kristie Stegen has been promoted to global head of internal communications, reporting to recently-appointed chief communications officer Laura Nelson.
FALLS CHURCH, VA—CSC, a leader in IT services and solutions, has named Gary Stockman chief marketing and communications officer, responsible for establishing and leading a global, integrated marketing communications group and advancing the company's brand, value proposition and competitive position with the company's key stakeholders. He will report to CSC President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lawrie. Before founding his own firm in 2013, Stockman served in senior management positions including global CEO and senior partner at Porter Novelli.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—Pegasystems, a software company for the digital enterprise, has appointed Lisa Pintchman as vice president, corporate communications, a new position created to better communicate and amplify Pega's brand value to internal and external stakeholders. Most recently, Pintchman was executive vice president at Weber Shandwick, where she directed the Boston technology practice. Prior to Weber Shandwick, she was instrumental in the launch and growth of The Weber Group through to its acquisition by IPG.