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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
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
Van Grack Joins Revolution in DC
By Editorial Staff
van grackTracy Van Grack, a director focused on the tech sector for Brunswick Group, has moved to venture capital firm Revolution LLC in its top communications and policy post.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Second Departure from Twitter PR
By Editorial Staff
Jim ProsserJim Prosser, head of corporate, revenue and policy communications for Twitter, has left for a similar role at non-bank lending start-up SoFi.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Top PR Exec Out at Valeant
By Editorial Staff
Laurie LittleValeant, the acquisitive pharmaceutical company under scrutiny over its accounting practices, has replaced its general counsel and announced the exit of the company's PR and IR chief.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Yahoo PR Chief Departs for Healthcare Start-up
By Editorial Staff
anne espirituAnne Espiritu, VP of global PR and communications for Yahoo! Inc., is slated to exit on the web portal's acquisition by Verizon.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Cisco's Bullard Moves to APCO in Raleigh
By Editorial Staff
Travis BullardTravis Bullard, corporate communications manager for Cisco in Raleigh, has moved to APCO Worldwide's Raleigh officer as a director.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
J&J Alum FitzPatrick Powers Exelon Communications
By Editorial Staff
maggie fitzpatrickMaggie FitzPatrick, global communications chief of Johnson & Johnson, is slated to join Exelon as senior VP of corporate affairs, philanthropy and customer engagement later this month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Omnicom Elevates Ketchum Europe CEO to PR Group
By Editorial Staff
David GallagherKetchum Europe CEO David Gallagher has taken a top role in parent Omnicom's newly formed Public Relations Group.
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