Keith Dailey, communications director to former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, to The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, announced as director of external corporate communications responsible for national media corporate communications as the grocery giant’s spokesperson. Kroger has 2,458 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. Meghan Glynn held the director post at Korger until late last year, when she left to become VP of external affairs, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Pamela Lippincott, healthcare media director at Zeno Group, has returned to Spectrum, Washington, D.C., as VP of strategy development. She left the firm in early 2010 after nearly eight years for Zeo. At Spectrum, she directs several major accounts and provide senior oversight and counsel across Spectrum’s client base, the firm said. Also at Spectrum, Liz Bryan, Lauren Fulk and Megan Lustig were promoted to senior A/S. The firm said it is actively hiring for its digital and account teams.
Crystal Litz, who ran her own shop in New York, to Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, as a VP in its campaigns and issues management practice.
Kristin Proctor, A/E, Integrity PR, to Morgan Marketing and PR, Irvine, Calif., as an A/E handling Wienerschnitzel, Sapphire Laguna, True Food Kitchen, Daphne’s California Greek and Wildfish Seafood Grille, among others.
Frank Buscemi, director, strategic comms., The Quell Group, to TI Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich., as director of marketing and communications. He handled the launch of TIA’s new brand identity while at Quell. Earlier, he managed PR for ZF Group North America.
Bret Perkins to VP, external and government affairs, Comcast Corp., Philadelphia. Perkins, who was senior director of public policy for Comcast Corporation and a 10-year veteran of the company, takes responsibility for Comcast's government affairs team in Philadelphia, as well as the company’s outreach efforts to third party groups.
Mike Ryan to executive VP, global communications and branding, RE/MAX, Denver. He takes the lead on the company’s expansion into distressed property projects and oversees government relations and brand marketing, RE/MAX University, event management and corporate communications. He’s a 17-year veteran of the real estate company.
Elizabeth Romero to management supervisor, Howard, Merrell & Partners, Raleigh. The nearly five-year veteran of the firm oversees PR and social media for accounts like Butterball, CORDURA fabric, and Component Hardware Group.