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Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Dreamworks Casts Madatian to Lead Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
jasmine madatianMovie industry PR exec Jasmine Madatian has been cast to lead communications for Hollywood institution Dreamworks Studios.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Doody Reunites with Milano at Idera
By Greg Hazley
 
Robert Doody, who led invesotor relations for ViroPharma through its $4.2B acquisition by Shire last year, has landed at Idera Pharmaceuticals as VP of IR and corporate communications for the Waltham, Mass.-based biopharma developer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
AK-47 Maker Re-Brands
By Greg Hazley
 
ak-47Moscow PR firm Apostol is guiding the corporate re-branding of Kalashnikov, the Russian firearms maker that is burnishing its image and expanding into consumer markets.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Bingol Drives into Duke Energy as Comms Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
selim bingolSelim Bingol, who rolled out of General Motors earlier this year amid the ongoing recall crisis, has landed at $50B electric power giant Duke Energy, where he will take the chief communications officer slot early next year.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Hinton Lands at Airlines Trade Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
melanie hintonSenior PR manager at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International trade group to join Airlines for America on Jan. 5 as managing director for airline industry PR & communications. 
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Vion-Lanctuit Rolls to Bombardier
By Greg Hazley
 

vion-lanctuitVice president of corporate communications for Airbus Helicopters moves to train maker Bombardier Transportation as VP-communications.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Homeland Security PR Hand Books Slot at Airbnb
By Greg Hazley
 
clark stevensAssistant secretary of public affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security decamps for Airbnb in a new post overseeing safety initiatives.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Reyes Rolls Back to Tesla as Comms Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
ricardo reyesCorporate tech PR veteran Ricardo Reyes is returning to carmaker Tesla Motors to head communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Northrop Grumman Adds PR Duo
By Kevin McCauley
 
northrupNorthrop Grumman has recruited Vic Beck and Faith Jennings for PR duties in its aerospace systems operation.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Sipkins Exits Sony Pictures
By Kevin McCauley
 

charles sipkinsCharles Sipkins, who joined Sony Picturres Entertainment in 2013 as executive VP/chief communications officer from Sard Verbinnen in 2013, has quit.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Racusen Exits White House for MSNBC PR Post
By Greg Hazley
 
rachel racusenWhite House associate communications director Rachel Racusen is slated to move to MSNBC as VP of communications next month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Cigna's Russell Takes Lincoln Financial Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Diane Russell has moved from Cigna to Lincoln Financial Group as VP-marketing & communications in its insurance and retirement unit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Revamping Sprint Shakes Up Corporate Comms
By Greg Hazley
 

doug michelmanFormer Visa communications chief working to build a San Francisco presence for Finsbury dials up revamping telecom Sprint, where he will take the VP of corporate communications and CSR slot next month.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Ihrig Slides into Southern Co. PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 

christy ihrigChristy Ihrig will take the VP-corporate communications post at Southern Co., the $17B electrical utility, on Jan. 1.

 
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Naylor Programs Comms for Software Makers in DC
By Greg Hazley
 

nathan naylorDirector of communications for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rolls to BSA | The Software Alliance, the Washington trade group for large software makers like Apple, Microsoft and Autodesk.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
McBee Flies to Energy Post
By Greg Hazley
 
steve mcbeeSteve McBee, whose DC public affairs shop absorbed PR firm Gibraltar Associates last year, is leaving McBee Strategic for a top post with NRG Energy.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Gallagher Tends Bacardi Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
jim gallagherCorporate PR vet Jim Gallagher has moved to Bacardi Limited as global chief communications officer for the Bermuda-based spirits purveyor.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Fannnie Mae Communications Chief to NY Life
By Greg Hazley
 
kelli parsonsKelli Parsons, senior VP and chief communications officer for Fannie Mae, is moving to New York Life in its top communications post later this month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Gronbach Exits Ed Giant for Pharma Services Provider DPx
By Greg Hazley
 
tyler gronbachTyler Gronbach has left a top communications post at for-profit education giant Education Management Corp. for the VP-communications slot at pharmaceutical services provider DPx Holdings, formed in March by private equity firm JLL Partners and European pharma Royal DSM.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Blog: Why is Resurgent Big Business So Grumpy?
By Kevin McCauley
 
Though Big Business is on a financial roll, the private sector remains down on politics and President Obama, who helped bring about the corporate resugence.
Category: Corporate Communications
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