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Arjuna Pulls Resolution as Citi Commits to Gender Pay Equity

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arjuna CapitalArjuna Capital today withdrew its shareholder proposal on gender pay equity slated for Citigroup's proxy statement following news that the banking giant is committed to closing the pay gap for women and US minorities.

AGCO Plants Cook in PR Slot

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli CookKelli Cook, a former marketing communications manager for Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky helicopter unit, has joined AGCO agricultural equipment maker as North American PR manager.


Peraton Crowns McQueen CCO

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Matt McQueenPeraton, which develops technology solutions for the defense, intelligence, homeland security and space sectors, has named Matt McQueen chief communications officer.

Hawaiian Airlines PR Ace Flies to A4A

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

airlinesAlison McAfee, senior director of corporate communications for Hawaiian Airlines for the past four years, has taken the managing director-communications job at Airlines for America.

3M Taps HR Chief for Top PR Spot

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Kristen Ludgate3M has appointed Kristen Ludgate, VP-global human resources business operations, to the top PR post effective Jan. 1, taking over for Kimberly Price who is retiring March 1.

Big Gap Between Employer Brand, Employee Experience

Tue, Nov. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Employer Brand Credibility Gap - KRC Research for Weber Shandwick.Only 19 percent of employees see a strong match between how their company presents itself and the reality of the day-by-day working world, according to a survey conducted by KRC Research for sister firm Weber Shandwick.

Verizon Calls MTV's Agathoklis

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mariana AgathoklisVerizon has tapped Mariana Agathoklis for the VP-corporate communications post that was formerly held by Torod Neptune, who exited for Lenovo.

Comstock Out at GE

Sun, Oct. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Beth ComstockBeth Comstock, former corporate communications chief who rose to become the first female vice chairman slot under Jeff Immelt, is leaving the firm at the end of the year as new CEO John Flannery puts his own stamp on the company.

Reno Rides to COO Post at C&W

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tom RenoVeteran communicator Tom Reno takes COO post at Cohn & Wolfe to handle acquisitions and other corporate matters.

Birkett Rakow Soars with Alaska Air

Thu, Sep. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Diana Birkett RakowDiana Birkett Rakow, who was at Kaiser Permanente, is the new VP-external relations at Alaska Airlines, succeeding Joe Sprague, who left after a 17-year stint.

Parsons Takes UT Post

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli ParsonsKelli Parsons, who held senior VP-communications posts at Fannie Mae and New York Life Insurance, is now senior VP/chief communications officer at United Technologies.

AIG Hires Chubb Vet Williamson

Mon, Aug. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Anita WilliamsonAnita Williamson has joined American International Group as global employee communications head, reporting to Cindy Leggett-Flynn, senior VP-chief communications officer.

Trump Rips Merck CEO

Mon, Aug. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ken FrazierPresident Trump ripped the CEO of Merck who resigned today from a White House advisory committee in an apparent response to the president’s weak response to the violence in Charlottesville, in which he blamed “many sides” for the mayhem. (3 reader comments)

Exelon Adds Duo to Communications Team

Fri, Aug. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa HowardExelon, the $31.4B Chicago-based power company, has added Lisa Howard and Donna Sitkiewicz to its communications unit.

Corporate Communicationsí Risk-Management Role

Fri, Aug. 11, 2017

By Dave Heinsch

Dave HeinschMergers, acquisitions and divestiture are some of the most challenging communications scenarios in the corporate lifecycle, and essentially grant corporate communicators a risk-management function.

Cleeve Powers PSEG's PR

Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Karen CleeveNew Jersey power company PSEG has recruited Karen Cleeve as VP-corporate communications.

Teneo Acquires Credo

Mon, Aug. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Declan KellyTeneo Holdings has acquired Credo Business Consulting, which has offices in London and Dubai.

DeShong Checks In at MGM Resorts

Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongMGM Resorts International hired Debra DeShong as VP-global industry affairs based in its DC outpost.

Raytheonís Esper Enlists for Army Post

Fri, Jul. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark EsperPresident Trump has recruited Mark Esper, who heads Raytheon’s Washington lobbying operation, for the Army Secretary post.