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• Valerie Oswalt, currently the West Area Vice President, US Sales, for Mondelez International, has been appointed to the role of President, US Sales, effective April 1, 2015.  She succeeds the retiring Don Quigley.

• Target announced that it has hired Stevie Benjamin, MillerCoors' senior director for marketing connections, to be its new VP-media strategy. The Advertising Age story about the move notes that it "named Ms. Benjamin a 'Woman to Watch' in 2012, noting that the brewer had moved aggressively into branded and digital content under her watch."
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