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ExxonMobil Suffers Massive PR Blowout

Wed, May 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Engine No 1ExxonMobil today suffered a massive PR hit as shareholders at today's annual meeting elected at least two activist investors to the oil giant’s board following one of the most expensive proxy fights in US corporate history.

Starbucks’ Kelly Streams to Roku

Thu, May 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

John KellyJohn Kelly, who was executive VP, public affairs and social impact at Starbucks, has joined Roku, the TV streaming service.

Webster Exits Team Biden for Estēe Lauder 

Tue, May 11, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Meridith WebsterMeridith Webster, special assistant to president Biden and chief of staff at the Domestic Policy Council, will join Estēe Lauder Cos. in the newly created executive VP, global communications and PA post on May 17.

AstraZeneca Alum Carver Flies to Kite

Mon, May 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mary Lynn CarverMary Lynn Carver, former PR head of AstraZeneca's oncology unit, has joined Kite, the Santa Monica-based biopharmaceutical developer of cancer immunotherapies.

Trower Steps Down at Estēe Lauder

Mon, Apr. 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Alexandra TrowerAlexandra Trower, executive VP-global communications at Estēe Lauder Cos., is stepping down July 1 after a 13-year run at the New York-based cosmetics giant.

Ginsberg Withdraws from Softbank 

Thu, Mar. 18, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Gary GinsbergGary Ginsberg, who counseled president Clinton and News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch, has left his post as global head of communications at Japanese conglomerate Softbank.

Northrop Grumman’s Paynter Shifts to BAE

Mon, Mar. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tim PaynterTim Paynter, who was VP-communications at Northrop Grumman, is now VP-external communications at BAE Systems electronics/defense contractor.

Sen. Peters' CoS Feldman Joins Airbnb

Thu, Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Eric FeldmanEric Feldman, chief of staff for Michigan senator Gary Peters, has joined Airbnb as head of federal and international affairs.

Walgreens' Faith Joins City of Hope

Fri, Feb. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Brian FaithBrian Faith will join City of Hope, the biomedical research center for diabetes and cancer treatment and care, as VP-communications on March 1 after a more than two-year run as VP-corporate communications at Walgreens.

Prince Charles' PR Man Opts for Edelman

Tue, Jan. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Julian PayneJulian Payne, communications secretary for Prince Charles and wife Camilla for the past five years, is joining Edelman as chair of its EMEA corporate affairs group.

Christou Takes Subway PR Post

Tue, Dec. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Lorri ChristouLorri Christou, who was VP-external communications and PR at Choice Hotels International, has joined Subway as VP PR, communications and PA at its Milford, CT headquarters.

FanDuel Bets on Jones

Tue, Dec. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Chris JonesFanDuel Group, online gaming company, has named Madison Ave. veteran Chris Jones VP-corporate communications.

PR Pro Harris Diamond Steps Down as McCann CEO

Thu, Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Harris DiamondPR pro-Harris Diamond is stepping down as CEO of Interpublic’s flagship McCann Worldgroup ad agency after an eight-year run. COO Bill Kolb will assume the top spot at the end of the year.

Raytheon Snags State Dept. Vet

Wed, Oct. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Paul JonesRaytheon Technologies has hired Paul Jones, a US foreign service veteran, for the VP international government relations slot.

Mercurio Stars in Motion Picture Assn.'s PR Push

Thu, Sep. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John MercurioJohn Mercurio, a veteran of Burson-Marsteller, Purple Strategies and CNN, will join the Motion Picture Assn. on Sept. 28 as senior VP-corporate communications.