People Moves: Twitter, DHX and more

A round-up of executive changes you may have missed.

Steven DeNure to leave DHX

Steven DeNure is set to leave his position as president and COO of DHX Media. The co-founder of the company will transition out of the role over the next month. In the meantime, Josh Scherba has been promoted to president and Aaron Ames has been named COO. Elsewhere in the company, Anne Loi has been promoted to the newly created role of chief commercial officer, which will see Loi oversee external partnerships, business analytics and the production and financing of content. The executive shuffle comes six months after DHX announced a strategic review following what it called disappointing results in its 2017 year-end financials. The review remains ongoing.

Twitter adds first head of government, public policy and philanthropy

Michele Austin has joined Twitter Canada as its first head of government, public policy and philanthropy. She is also the first employee with the social media company’s Canadian outpost to be based out of Ottawa. She has more than 20 years experience working with business leaders and politicians on public affairs issues, most recently working as a senior advisor at Summa Strategies. At Twitter, she will work closely with its head of news partnerships Jennifer Hollett, head of communications Cam Gordon, as well as policy teams in Washington and other cities.

EQ Works hires new account executive

Adam Klymkiw will join EQ Works as an account executive. The former Brunico account manager will start at EQ Works May 8 and will work in sales and business development for the Toronto-based company, which specializes in hyper-targeting based on mobile location data. Klymkiw served as an account manager with strategy, Media in Canada and other associated properties since February 2017.