Laura Nichols, who led global communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been cast as chief communications officer of National Geographic Partners, the film venture between the 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society.
Kimberly Kuo, a veteran communicator of AOL, CTIA and Baker & Taylor, has moved to top Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Charlotte as senior VP of public affairs, communications and communities.
Andrea Dawson-Shepherd, who led corporate affairs for Denmark-based brewer Carlsberg Group, has moved to cosmetics giant Coty as senior VP of corporate affairs, a new post under interim CEO Bart Becht.
Stacey Hajdak, chief corporate comms. and public affairs officer for the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, has moved to water utility giant Aqua America to head communications.
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