CINCINNATI — DunnhumbyUSA, a customer science company that works to build brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has announced the promotion of six executives.
Brian Higdon has been named VP of client leadership and is responsible for driving strategic engagement with grocery and beverage manufacturers. Higdon has been with dunnhumby for more than five years and has contributed to the organizational evolution and growth of the manufacturer practice, as well as supported the development, piloting and launch of dunnhumby’s customer relationship management solutions. Higdon previously served as senior account manager for Ipsos Insight, a global market research company, where he was responsible for managing custom marketing research programs.
Dawn Valandingham has been promoted to VP of client leadership and is responsible for building key relationships across departments and categories for Kroger. Previously director of client leadership, Valandingham has held a variety of leadership roles, all focused on delivering value for the Kroger business. Prior to dunnhumby, Valandingham served as category manager at Perfetti Van Melle.
Megan Moglia is now VP of client solutions and is responsible for the innovation roadmap and the evolution of customer tools that guide price and promotion investments and working with retailers to launch those strategies. Prior to her current role, Moglia served as director of client solutions, playing an integral role in the design and development of price optimization programs. Moglia was previously director of category management and shopper insights for Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a GE/NBC affiliate.
Sean Hannon has been promoted to VP of client leadership and is responsible for leading dunnhumby’s engagement with alcoholic beverage and health and beauty care manufacturers. Holding a variety of client-facing positions during his tenure at dunnhumby, Hannon helped to create and shape dunnhumby’s Tesco manufacturer practice in Ireland, as well as develop and commercialize dunnhumby’s consumer packaged goods trade strategy and shopper optimization capability in the United States. Prior to joining dunnhumbyUSA, Hannon served as business analyst, strategic projects at Miller Brewing Co.
Susan Visconte has been named VP of client solutions and is responsible for leading a team that works with dunnhumby’s alcoholic beverage and health and beauty care clients to identify obstacles and deliver solutions that drive profit by forming strong relationships with customers. Previously director, client solutions, Visconte developed solutions to enhance clients’ business opportunities. Prior to joining dunnhumbyUSA, Visconte spent three years at The Nielsen Co./BASES, most recently as manager, client consulting.
Dawn Shirley has been promoted to VP of communications and media and is responsible for developing client engagement strategies for dunnhumby’s consumer packaged goods clients. Shirley has been with dunnhumby for more than eight years and has contributed to overall business development within the grocery industry. Previously, Shirley served as director, analytical consulting at Catalina Marketing.