One of the most rewarding parts of watching the evolution of this industry we call social media, is seeing smart, talented people get rewarded in their careers. People like David Armano and Frank Eliason are social media pioneers who are now leading very talented teams, both as Senior Vice Presidents, at Edelman Digital and Citi, respectively.
There are several young faces taking leading roles at large brands, people moving from agency to brand, people moving from brand to agency, and maybe one of the more iconic moves belonged to Brian Dresher moving from old media to new media as he transitioned from USA Today to Mashable.
The following is a recap of some of the biggest career of the past year. We were looking for people working in significant social media roles that chose to take on new opportunities. We definitely missed some, so please help us out in the comments. Without further ado and in no particular order, here they are.