Turner Broadcasting has tapped Raghunadh Polavarapu as veep of digital operations for TNT, TBS and TCM. He had been director of interactive and research and development at WCG Inc.

Kevin Ivey has joined Syfy and Chiller as VP of program research. He comes to the NBCUniversal cabler from OWN, where he was veep of multiplatform research.

Art Center College of Design has named Maggie Hendrie chair of the college’s new interaction design program. She also heads Maggie Hendrie Design and previously worked with Sony Pictures Entertainment at its User Experience Competency Center.

Gibraltar Associates has named Hope Boonshaft exec veep and g.m. in the PR firm’s L.A. office, overseeing the praisery’s entertainment and technology practice. Boonshaft was most reccently exec veep and g.m. of Hill & Knowlton’s L.A. and Irvine offices.

Andy Weir has joined Spanish-lingo broadcaster Estrella TV as senior veep of content distribution. He had been co-president of international distrib Northstar Media.

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