Erin Johnson, chief communications officer of WPP's J. Walter Thompson, has filed a bombshell lawsuit against the agency's CEO Gustavo Martinez, alleging the chief executive made crude jokes about raping employees and used racial and ethnic slurs.
Shirley Powell, chief communications officer for The Weather Company, has rolled to Cox Automotive, the tech-savvy auto industry company behind Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, as VP of communications and community relations.
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.
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