Robert Zirkelbach, who guided communications for the health insurance sector through the legislative battle and rollout of the Affordable Care Act, is moving to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America as senior VP of communications next month.
Julian Payne, who led communications for the BBC in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, has moved to fashion brand Burberry as VP of PR and corporate communications in London amid a CEO transition.
GM CEO Mary Barra is off to a good crisis management start in "Switchgate," but her vow of an "unvarnished" investigation is compromised by the use of two of the automaker’s long-time law firms to conduct the probe.
Corporate boards are increasingly aligning themselves with activist shareholders who are bent on short-term financial gains, putting pressure on CEOs and corporate PR people to better communicate their long-term goals and objectives, Richard Edelman told a corporate governance session Feb. 28.
Vice president of communications at Volvo Cars of North America is named VP of PR and communications at the National Hot Rod Association, which bills itself as the largest motorsports sanction authority.
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