Julius Genachowski. He was director of B-M’s issues and crisis unit in D.C, handling tech and telecom clients.
Cole joins the FCC after a year and a half at Tata. He was previously a journalist, working as an energy and business reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, AFX News and Agence-France Presse, before moving to Fitch Ratings in an editorial corporate comms. role.
Tammy Sun remains director of communications at the FCC.
Genachowski, a Harvard Law School classmate of Barack Obama, is in his third year as FCC chair.
SPINGLER JOINS O’DWYER’S AS ASSOC. PUB
Sharlene Spingler has joined O’Dwyer’s as associate publisher, covering sales for odwyerpr.com, O'Dwyer's monthly magazine, O'Dwyer's PR Buyer's Guide and O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms.
Spingler started out on Wall Street as a molybdenum trader, then was editor and photographer of the Diplomatic World Bulletin and the Wall Street Transcript, where she interviewed and photographed heads of state, CEOs, diplomats and celebrities, covered World Bank meetings and other global conferences.
She is a published writer and photographer whose works and comments have appeared in a variety of publications like Spy Magazine, Soho Weekly News, New York Post, Vanity Fair and New York Times.
She spent 23 years as a senior vice president at NAPS, specializing in generating new business for Fortune 500 corporations, governments and non-profits.
Spingler is at [email protected], 646/8432088.
BEASLEY SHAKES UP WASHINGTON TIMES
Larry Beasley, who took the helm of the Washington Times on Oct. 15, sent a memo to staffers vowing an “ambitious new strategy to reach profitability” by transforming the print edition and expanding its “digital-first publishing capabilities.”
The program does not include editor Ed Kelley, who resigned after 18 months on the job.
Beasley named a three-member leadership team to guide the Times. That includes current Times consultant John Martin, a MCI, Ernst & Young and Jones Lang LaSalle veteran who moves to the COO spot; Keith Cooperrider, CFO, and Tom Culligan, a Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News and Minneapolis Star-Tribune alum who takes the chief revenue and marketing officer position.
There is a search for an executive editor. Christopher Dolan, managing editor, will handle editorial in the interim.
Beasley’s moves come in the aftermath of the death of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, who was the benefactor of the paper.
Moon's confidant, Douglas Joo, who was chairman of the Times, has returned to South Korea to oversee the global operations of the Church. Tom McDevitt, president of the Times, has assumed Joo's chairman slot.
The Times print publication has 100K daily subscribers and the online version reaches six million people every month.