Darren Schillace has rejoined ABC Entertainment Group as senior veep of marketing strategy. He spent the past two years as veep of consumer marketing at OWN. Before that, he was a marketing exec at ABC from 2003-10.Ramon Escobar has joined CNN Worldwide as veep of talent recruitment and development. Escobar spent several years at Telemundo, most recently as exec veep of network news. MSG Entertainment has named Nick Spampanato veep and general manager of the Forum arena in Inglewood, Calif. Spampanato formerly served as the general manager of another MSG venue, Gotham’s Beacon Theater. Rex Humbard has been promoted to senior veep of production and network operations and Kevin Wagner has been promoted to senior veep of creative services at GMC TV. Humbard and Wagner were previously VPs. DreamWorks TV toppers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank have joined the board of the I Have a Dream Foundation — Los Angeles. The org offers academic support and scholarships to elementary, middle and high school students. Advertising biz vet Gary Goldsmith has joined Art Center College of Design as chair of its advertising department.
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