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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.

Uber Alum Books Ride to Facebook

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Rachel WhetstoneRachel Whetstone, who stepped down as VP-communications and public policy at Uber in April, is joining Facebook in September in charge of PR for its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger products.

VMware Shops eBay for PR Boost

Mon, Jul. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Claire DixonClaire Dixon, who was VP-global communications at eBay, is the new senior VP/chief communications officer at VMware, cloud infrastructure outfit.

Gatesman Acquires Noble

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017

By Steve Barnes

GatesmanPittsburgh-based Gatesman is doubling its size with acquisition of marketing communications firm Noble Communications.

Steinreich Sets Up Supply Chain Specialty Offering

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Stan SteinreichThe new practice targets the communications needs of clients facing increasing global pressure to be more efficient and produce better quality in a faster time frame.

Hart Pilots United's PR

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Brett HartUnited Airlines has put Brett Hart in charge of global communications as part of an executive shuffle to accelerate its "momentum in elevating the experience it provides to customers."

Sweeping Political, Tech, Social Changes Impact News Audiences

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Global Street Fight Conference - G&S Business CommunicationsThe sweeping political, technological and social changes rocking the US have a “trickle-down effect on news audiences,” Luke Lambert, CEO of G&S Business Communications, told today’s “Global Street Fight” conference in Manhattan.

CIA/DOD Vet Little Takes Over Brunswick DC

Fri, Jun. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

George LittleGeorge Little, one-time press secretary and PA director for the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency, has taken the helm of Brunswick’s Washington office.

Ketchum Vet Moves Over to Client Hyundai

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Michael StewartAfter more than a decade as a VP at Ketchum guiding Hyundai’s communications, Michael Stewart has moved in-house with the automaker as senior group manager.