AfterShock Comics has hired Kelly Diodati as the new Manager for its Ambassador Outreach Program, which designates brand ambassadors to work one-on-one with comics retailers to improve communication as well as sales (see “Exclusive: AfterShock Deploys First Nine Direct Market Ambassadors”). Diodati, an experienced project manager and marketing specialist, will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program.

AfterShock also promoted Editorial Assistant Teddy Leo to the position of Associate Editor. He will work directly with Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts.

Rive Gauche, the showbiz side of Aftershock Media (see “Rive Gauche, AfterShock Comics Merge”), also made two new hires recently: They have added David Sigurani as Executive Vice President of film and television and Max Zupanovic as Director of Domestic Development. Sigurani was the Executive Producer for Netflix’s Bonding and AMC’s The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. Zupanovic was Creative Coordinator/Jr. Development Executive at Entertainment One and worked at Hasbro as a Creative Coordinator; properties he has worked on include Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and reboots of Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons Power Rangers, Oujia, and Clue.