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Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Leggio Logs On as CMO of Flashpoint
By Editorial Staff
Jennifer LeggioJennifer Leggio brings 20 years of experience in security and tech marcom to Flashpoint's team of "white hat hackers and intel geeks" specializing in business risk intelligence.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Time Inc Reorgs Top Financial, Communications Roles
By Editorial Staff
Greg GiangrandeIn an upper management shuffle, Time Inc. has shifted its chief communications officer role to executive VP and human resources chief Greg Giangrande.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
Pharoah Molds Corporate Affairs for Mars
By Editorial Staff
Pharoah & KamenetzkyAndy Pharoah, who has led corporate affairs for Wrigley for the past seven years, has moved up to parent company Mars as VP of corporate affairs and strategic initiatives.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
Brunswick's Jensen to Head Citadel Communications
By Editorial Staff
Julie Andreef JensenJulie Andreef Jensen, a partner and key player in the buildup of Brunswick Group's Washington, D.C., operation, will join investment giant Citadel in its top communications role in December.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Ford Talks Cars, Trump at Economic Club Forum
By Editorial Staff
Bill Ford at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, was interviewed by Economic Club of Washington, D.C. president David Rubenstein on Wed., Oct. 5.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
Cassiano Flies Communications, IR for Kite
By Editorial Staff
christine cassianoChristine Cassiano, head of healthcare for W20 Group, has shifted in-house to Kite Pharma, a publicly traded Santa Monica-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treating cancer. (1 reader comment)
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 29, 2016
Uber PR Exec Hourdajian to Canaan Partners
By Editorial Staff
nairi hourdajianNairi Hourdajian, a Glover Park Group alum who was Uber's first communications executive, is leaving the ride-hailing service for a top post at venture capital firm Canaan Partners.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Cohen, Kurahashi to Build Communications Function for AXIS Capital
By Editorial Staff
axisJoe Cohen, senior VP of communications for snack bar maker KIND Healthy Snacks, has moved to Bermuda-based reinsurance giant AXIS Capital Holdings as chief communications officer, the first to hold that title.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Chandler Named Western Union Communications Chief
By Editorial Staff
bill chandlerBill Chandler, former top communications executive for retailer Gap Inc., has landed at Western Union as senior VP and chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Hynes and Kotcher Honored by Page Society; Brexit Discussed
By Jack O'Dwyer

Aedhmar HynesAedhmar Hynes, CEO of Text 100, received the Distinguished Service Award of the Arthur W. Page Society and Ray Kotcher, non-executive chair of Ketchum, was inducted into the Page Hall of Fame. Brexit was discussed.

Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Airlines for America Bulks Up PR, Social
By Editorial Staff
Kathy Grannis AllenSenior director of media relations for the National Retail Foundation takes off for the Washington-based airline trade group Airlines for America.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
White Prescribes PR for Internal Medicine Board
By Editorial Staff
pamela browner whiteSenior VP of corporate communications and strategic development for the Hispanic community organizing group Esperanza shifts to the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Tesla Communications Exec Out
By Editorial Staff
Khobi BrooklynKhobi Brooklyn, the top exec in Tesla's communications department, is out.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
Lewis Heads Communications for Startup Studio Expa
By Editorial Staff
brendan lewisBrendan Lewis, who held corporate communications posts at Shazam, Foursquare and LivingSocial, has landed at startup lab Expa as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 8, 2016
Buchanan Exits Theranos for Whole Foods Communications Post
By Editorial Staff
brooke buchananBrooke Buchanan, VP of corporate communications for embattled blood diagnostics company Theranos, has moved to Whole Foods Market as VP of communications and government affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 7, 2016
Showtime Sports Names DeBlasio to Top Communications Slot
By Greg Hazley
Chris DeBlasioShowtime Networks has upped Chris DeBlasio to senior VP of sports communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
BuzzFeed Splits, Enlists Communications Chief
By Editorial Staff
Carole RobinsonCarole Robinson, a veteran Viacom and MTV corporate communications hand who stepped down last year, is slated to join BuzzFeed as chief communications officer for the digital news and content provider.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Viacom PR Chief Departs After Shakeup
By Editorial Staff
carl foltaCarl Folta, executive VP of corporate communications for Viacom, has left the media giant after the ouster of CEO Philippe Dauman by the mogul Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Cindy Leggett-Flynn Insures AIG Communications
By Editorial Staff
cindy leggett-flynnAmerican International Group has recruited Brunswick Group partner Cindy Leggett-Flynn to take the PR reins as chief communications officer for the New York-based insurer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Sony Casts Grant in Corporate Comms Role
By Editorial Staff
tahra grantSony Pictures Entertainment has cast Rubenstein’s Tahra Grant as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
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Tue., Oct. 18
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
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Mon., Oct. 17
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Fri., Oct. 14
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