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Jackson Galaxy Names New CEO

Jackson Galaxy Enterprises (JGE) named Marc Kurschner as its new CEO. In his new role, Kurschner is responsible for creating and executing strategy across all aspects of the business including brand development, licensing, and distribution of Jackson Galaxy-branded and -owned products. He will report to founder Jackson Galaxy, beginning August 1, 2017.

Prior to joining JGE, Kurschner was senior vice-president, sales at Getty Images, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s sales team and customer service efforts within the Americas. Before this, he served as senior vice-president of global sales at MediaVast and founded New York-based sports marketing company, Tele-Sports Inc.

Viacom Hires Dini as SVP, Corporate Comm

Viacom, Inc., announced that Justin Dini has been named senior vice-president, corporate communications, effective immediately. He will report to Julia Phelps, senior vice-president, communications and culture.

In his new role, Dini will lead Viacom’s strategic communications efforts across the business, spanning corporate and financial priorities, both internally and externally. He will be responsible for shaping communications around Viacom’s business, strategy and performance and will work closely with teams from across Viacom to support key functions, including advertising, content distribution, data and research, multi-platform products, human resources and more. Dini will also help to drive corporate culture and internal communications initiatives across the organization.

Most recently, Dini was a partner at Brunswick Group, a global strategic communications firm, where he co-led the U.S. technology, media and telecom practice. During his 10 years at the firm, Dini advised clients on corporate reputation management as well as financial, crisis and corporate responsibility communications. Prior to Brunswick, he served as special assistant for communications at the Office of New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson. Previously, Dini spent almost a decade as a business and financial journalist covering the media industry and Wall Street. His work has been published in The New York Times, Institutional Investor, TheStreet and Adweek.