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Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Visa Global Comms Head Steps Down
By Editorial Staff
Michele QuintaglieMichele Quintaglie, global head of communications for Visa, is stepping down after two years after the payments company brought in a top exec to oversee marketing and communications earlier this year.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Porter Novelli's Monterisi Plugs in to CA Technologies
By Editorial Staff
Darlan MonterisiDarlan Monterisi, partner and New York managing director for Porter Novelli, is moving to CA Technologies next month as senior VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Apr. 20, 2016
Hudson's Bay Dresses Up Comms Under Blecher
By Editorial Staff
andrew blecherDepartment store retailer Hudson's Bay Company has organized a new corporate communications and PR unit under Andrew Blecher, who was elevated to senior VP. 
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
McGuffin Trades Calamos for Culloton in Chicago
By Editorial Staff
jennifer mcguffinJennifer McGuffin, VP and director of corporate communications for Calamos Investments, has moved to Chicago-based Culloton Strategies as a VP.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Apr. 15, 2016
First Lady's Comms Director Returns to Estee Lauder
By Editorial Staff
Maria Cristina Gonzalez NogueraMaria Cristina González Noguera, communications director to First Lady Michelle Obama, is returning to the Estee Lauder Companies, where she previously led corporate communications, in the post of senior VP, global public affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Apr. 13, 2016
Cea Takes Communications Reins at Girl Scouts
By Editorial Staff
Christine CeaChristine Cea, a senior PR exec of Unilever and Porter Novelli, has joined the Girl Scouts of the USA as chief communications executive.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016
Universal Taps Tartikoff for Global Communications
By Editorial Staff
jenny tartikoffJenny Tartikoff, a senior VP for Rubenstein Communications, is moving to film studio Universal as VP of global communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Apr. 7, 2016
Facebook Speechwriter to Head SpaceX Communications
By Editorial Staff
dex torricke-bartonDex Torricke-Barton, speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg and other execs at Facebook, has left the social network and is slated to lead communications for Elon Musk's SpaceX, starting in May.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Apr. 6, 2016
Microsoft PA Exec Evans Decamps for Weyerhaeuser
By Editorial Staff
jack evansJack Evans, a communications director for public affairs at Microsoft, is stepping down for the VP, comms. and PA, slot at Weyerhaeuser this month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Apr. 5, 2016
Alibaba Taps Kuperman to Replace Global Comms Head
By Editorial Staff
jen kupermanChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has elevated Jennifer Kuperman to head of international corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Apr. 4, 2016
Paez Heads Corporate Communications for Hulu
By Editorial Staff
Gaude PaezGaude Paez, senior VP of corporate communications a digital publicity for Fox Broadcasting Co., is moving to Hulu to head corporate communications for the streaming video content service backed by big media.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Apr. 4, 2016
Yum! Brands Public Affairs Chief Steps Down
By Editorial Staff
jonathan blumJonathan Blum, public affairs chief for Yum! Brands, is retiring after 23 years with the fast food giant and its Taco Bell unit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Mar. 31, 2016
Kobzev Exits JWT to Lead Comms for TBWA
By Editorial Staff
anaka kobzevAnaka Kobzev, who directed communications for WPP's JWT, is moving to Omnicom as global head of communications for its global ad unit TBWA Worldwide. (3 reader comments)
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Mar. 29, 2016
Ruiz Heads Communications for Business Insider
By Editorial Staff
mario ruizMario Ruiz, former top PR strategist for The Huffington Post, has moved to Business Insider as senior VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Mar. 28, 2016
FH's Yanez Heads HP Corporate Comms
By Editorial Staff
Vanessa YanezVanessa Yanez, who led FleishmanHillard's Americas tech practice, has moved to HP to head corporate communications for the tech giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
Tech Vet Jones to WP Engine
By Greg Hazley
eric jonesEric Jones, a former NY tech practice head for Edelman, has moved to WP Engine in Austin as VP of global brand and communications for the WordPress hosting giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Mar. 21, 2016
Besanceny to Take Top Walmart PR Post
By Editorial Staff
brian besanceneyBrian Besanceney, a top communications and public affairs exec for The Walt Disney Company, is moving to Walmart as chief communications officer for the retail giant. (1 reader comment)
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016
Tesla Communications Chief Out Ahead of Launch
By Editorial Staff
ricardo reyesRicardo Reyes, VP of global communications for Tesla Motors, has left the automaker after less than two years. (1 reader comment)
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
Ingram Succeeds Martinez as JWT CEO
By Jon Gingerich
Tamara IngramGustavo Martinez has resigned from his post as JWT CEO, following a lawsuit filed by agency COO Erin Johnson that alleged Martinez engaged in lewd and inappropriate behavior. WPP chief client team officer Tamara Ingram has now been appointed Martinez's successor. (1 reader comment)
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Mar. 15, 2016
Kane Named PRSA Communications Chief
By Editorial Staff
laura kaneLaura Kane has joined PR Society of America as communications chief.
Category: Corporate Communications
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