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Wed., Jul. 6, 2016
Shigas Takes Corporate PR Post at ABB
By Editorial Staff
chris shigasChris Shigas, senior VP fo French/West/Vaughan, has moved to ABB as director of media relations for the global automation and power technology giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 5, 2016
Chipotle CMO Indicted on Cocaine Charge
By Editorial Staff
mark crumpackerMark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer of Chipotle, is among 18 people indicted in a cocaine buying scheme.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 29, 2016
Cantor Heads IR, Comms for uniQure
By Editorial Staff
maria cantorMaria Cantor, who led corporate affairs for ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, has decamped to Dutch gene therapy developer uniQure N.V. as senior VP of IR and communications, based in Lexington, Mass.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 24, 2016
Nissan Revamps Communications
By Editorial Staff
david reuterNissan Motor Co. has created the new role of VP, global communications operations, elevating North American VP of corporate comms. David Reuter to the post amid a broader overhaul under communications chief Jonathan Adashek.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 23, 2016
Dropbox Stores Communications with Wu
By Editorial Staff
lin hua wuAgency vet Lin-Hua Wu has left digital payments provider Square for the VP, communications, slot at cloud storage company Dropbox in San Francisco.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Samsung's Pantin Connects with AbMac
By Editorial Staff
christina pantinChristina Pantin, VP of PR for Samsung Electronics America, has returned to the agency realm as a senior VP for the Abernathy MacGregor Group.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Audi Rolls with Carey to Tout Innovation
By Editorial Staff
ellen careyEllen Carey, VP of communications for the trade group Securing America's Future Energy, has moved to Audi of America to manage corporate communications and pitch the company's advanced technology like electric and self-driving cars. 
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
The Future is the Platform
By Bill Adams
Bill AdamsMost brands remain hesitant to leverage the future, which is the most powerful approach to finding the right platform to create content.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
SeaWorld Ups Kermes to Lead Corporate Affairs
By Editorial Staff
Jill KermesJill Kermes, an agency vet who moved to SeaWorld in 2013, has been named chief corporate affairs officer of the embattled theme park operator.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Booz Allen Adds Veith in New PR Role
By Editorial Staff
craig veithCraig Veith, former CEO of Direct Impact and Republican Party PR operative, has moved to Booz Allen Hamilton as VP for external affairs, a new post at the consulting giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 9, 2016
Hilowitz Helms Comms for Ready Pac
By Editorial Staff
hilowitzAlan Hilowitz, former senior director of global communications for Mattel, has moved to packaged produced purveyor Ready Pac Foods as director of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 8, 2016
Kern Tunes in to Crown Media
By Editorial Staff
mark kernVeteran TV network PR exec Mark Kern has tuned in to Crown Media Family Networks to oversee corporate communications and program publicity.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 25, 2016
Monteiro Audits KPMG Communications
By Editorial Staff
Chris MonteiroChris Monteiro, chief communications officer and 18-year veteran of MasterCard, has moved to tax advisory giant KPMG in its top communications post.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 24, 2016
Pharma Vet Wey Takes IR, Comms Reins at Regulus
By Editorial Staff
Allison WeyAllison Wey, VP of IR for Durata Therapeutics through its acquisition by Actavis, has moved to Regulus Therapeutics as VP of IR and corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 19, 2016
Ex-Citigroup PR Exec Joins Pandit at Orogen
By Editorial Staff
Shannon BellShannon Bell, the former managing director of corporate communications for Citigroup, has moved to the financial start-up of for The Orogen Group, the financial start-up of ex-Citigroup chief Vikram Pandit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 17, 2016
Smithsonian Channel Tunes in Brahim
By Editorial Staff
Joanna BrahimSmithsonian Channel, the joint venture of Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, has tuned in Joanna Brahim as VP of communications in New York.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 17, 2016
Weinberg Takes Allianz Comms Post
By Editorial Staff
Brett WeinbergBrett Weinberg, senior VP of PR for LPL Financial, has moved to Allianz Life as director of external communications for the Minneapolis-based insurer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 13, 2016
Ralph Lauren Dons Bartle for PR
By Editorial Staff
Kate BartleKate Bartle, communications director for Michael Kors, has moved to Ralph Lauren Corp., as senior director of global fashion PR and communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 12, 2016
Haller Heads Siemens Communications
By Editorial Staff
Clarissa HallerClarissa Haller, who led corporate communications for Credit Suisse out of Zurich until November, is moving to German industrial and electronics giant Siemens as head of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 10, 2016
MPAA Casts Bennett for Communications
By Editorial Staff
Matt BennettMatt Bennett, senior VP and Washington chief for Racepoint Group, is moving to the Motion Picture Association of America to head corporate communications for Hollywood's DC presence.
Category: Corporate Communications
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Mon., Oct. 17
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