Lloyd W. Brown
Lloyd W. Brown was named executive vice president of The Bank of New York. He will manage the government affairs division and oversee the community development division. As the chief legislative and regulatory officer, Brown will formulate and implement the bank’s strategy on all legislative issues, including federal and state government relations. Brown previously was vice president, assistant general counsel and Community Reinvestment Act officer at IBJ Schroder Bank and Trust Co. He is president of the board of directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City Inc., and serves on the boards of Lawyers Alliance for New York Inc., National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders and New York Community Investment Co. LLC. Brown is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Rose Mary E. Howell
Rose Mary E. Howell was named dean of students at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Prior to her appointment, Howell was dean of student services at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she was responsible for the offices of Admission, Financial Aid, Registrar, International Student Advisors, the Educational Opportunity Program and the Registra-tion and Academic Advise-ment Centers. Her accomplishments there include expanding the use of technology in student scheduling, co-authoring the 2003 Middle States Report, assisting in the development of the “seamless” associate-bachelor’s program and development of a collegewide customer service program.
Renetta McCann, currently CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG)/The Americas, takes over as CEO of SMG following Jack Klues’s appointment as chairman of Publicis Groupe Media. As chief executive officer of SMG/The Americas, McCann oversaw the company’s largest region, which encompasses four media brands—Starcom, MediaVest, GM Planworks and StarLink—and markets in Canada, the United States and Latin America. McCann brings more than 27 years of experience with global, national and regional brands to her new position. She also served as chief executive of Starcom North America and was part of the management team that launched Starcom as an independent media company in 1998, becoming its managing director in 1999.
Dennis J. Brownlee
Dennis J. Brownlee was named vice president and managing director, urban sales and marketing, at Premiere Radio Networks. Based in New York City, he will report to Rhonda Scheidel, executive vice president and director of sales. Brownlee formerly was managing director at Clear Channel Marketing Partnerships, where he initiated opportunities for new revenues from the African-American market with urban-focused businesses and interest groups. Brownlee is the founder of New Urban Entertainment Television Inc. and ADVANCE Inc. and served as CEO for both companies. Brownlee is a trustee of Princeton University, his alma mater.
Billy Dexter was appointed executive vice president and chief diversity officer (CDO) at MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. Dexter will report to Judy McGrath, chairman and CEO, and will represent diversity issues on her executive strategy team. As CDO, Dexter will partner with MTV Networks’ senior leadership to develop strategies that further diversity throughout the company and to identify new ways of enhancing existing initiatives. He will work with MTV Networks’ current diversity councils and teams to create more formal structures and processes for implementing key recommendations. Dexter also will forge new partnerships and represent the company’s diversity efforts externally. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Dexter was chief diversity officer at Hudson Highland Group, an international executive search and human resources consulting firm. He served concurrently as president of Hudson Inclusion Solutions, a global diversity consulting practice he founded within Hudson Highland to provide diversity consulting, training and recruitment solutions to leading corporations.
Camellia Ware was appointed director of media services at the New York advertising agency UniWorld Group. Ware will oversee media buying and planning for such clients as Colgate-Palmolive Co., the U.S. Marines, HSBC Financial Services, Home Depot and Astra Zeneca. Prior to UniWorld she worked for Tapestry Partners, a multicultural division of Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago, where she spent the past three years as associate media director. She worked at Burrell Communications for 11 years before joining Starcom Media/Vest.
Keith Williamson was appointed president and CEO of Pitney Bowes’ capital services division. He previously was president and general counsel of Pitney Bowes’ Global Credit Services unit. Williamson joined Pitney-Bowes Financial Services as director of taxes in 1988. He was promoted to assistant general counsel in 1993 and to vice president, secretary and general counsel in 1994. In April 1998, he assumed additional responsibilities as senior associate general counsel, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes, Williamson worked for the Washington, D.C., law firm, Covington & Burling, and for the New York law firm, Reavis & McGrath.