Amazon Hires Ad Exec
Seattle Amazon.com has appointed a senior Microsoft Corp. executive to head its U.S. advertising sales as the company plans to ramp up its online ad business, according to the New York Post. Amazon has not yet publicly announced the hiring, the report said.
Lisa Utzschneider, who worked at Microsoft for 10 years, will become senior VP of national ad sales for Amazon.
Cost Plus Appoints Former Tweens Exec to Board
Oakland, Calif. Cost Plus Inc. said Thursday that the former president of teen retailer Tween Brands Inc. has been appointed to its board of directors.
Kenneth T. Stevens, who was also the COO of Tween Brands before resigning in June, will serve on the board until the company’s annual meeting next summer.
Public Storage Appoints COO
Denver Public Storage Inc., which operates self-storage facilities, has hired Mark Good, a former executive with Sears Holdings Corp., as COO. Good, who also was named a senior VP, had been executive VP and general manager of the company’s Sears Home Services.
His appointment comes as Public Service revamped its management structure after John E. Graul, president of self-storage operations, prepares to retire on Dec. 31.