Industry Moves: Channel M; Facebook; NetShelter; Grey Global


Channel M: Peter Lee has been appointed CTO and chief strategy officer, focusing on building out the company’s digital distribution network. He joins from the Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) Company’s Corporate Strategy, Planning and Technology Group where he was VP of business development new technology. Prior to working with Disney, Lee was president and CEO of Lucent Technology’s GeoVideo Networks.

Facebook: Elliot Schrage has left his post as VP of global communications and public affairs at Google (NSDQ: GOOG) to join Facebook as its VP of communications and public policy, reports Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Schrage will report to COO Sheryl Sandberg, another former Google exec. Schrage joins other ex-Googlers at the social networking site, including director of platform product marketing Ben Ling and business development director Ethan Beard.

NetShelter Technology Media: Media veteran Patrick Houston has been tapped for the new position of SVP of media and chief publisher. Most recently, Houston was VP of content and programming at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), having joined the company in 2005 as GM and was previously editor-in-chief at CNET (NSDQ: CNET). Release.

Grey Global: The WPP ad shop has hired Don McKinney to the new post of executive creative director, director of digital development. McKinney was previously at Seattle-based shop Cole & Weber United, where he was a partner. Prior to that, McKinney was an executive at Omnicom Group’s Tequila interactive, the digital arm of agency TBWAChiatDay. Release.

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