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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 Grummanís 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.

Beyah Takes Ride on Union Pacific Railroad

Fri, Aug. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Clarissa BeyahClarissa Beyah, who stepped down in April as VP-strategic communications at Northwestern Mutual, has signed on as chief communications officer at Union Pacific, the freight railroad that serves 23 states.

Hering Schuppener's Verdaux Takes PMI Post

Tue, Aug. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gregiore VerdeauxHering Schuppener partner Gregoire Verdaux is heading to Philip Morris International, where he will take on the position of senior VP external affairs on Sept. 1.

Publicis Bounces Goodwin Over COVID Tweets

Wed, Aug. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tom GoodwinPublicis Groupe has fired Tom Goodwin, who took the head of futures and insight post earlier this year, following his controversial tweets about the COVID-19 pandemic and exchanges with other ad people.

Philips Lighting's Kanter Moves to ING

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa KanterMelissa Kanter, who headed integrated communications for Philips Lighting in North America, has moved to ING Americas, financial services marketer.

Microsoft Shutters Retail Network

Fri, Jun. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Microsoft StoreMicrosoft today announced it is closing its 83 retail stores, abandoning its plan to mimic Apple's successful strategy.