MetLife has named Randy Clerihue chief communications officer. Clerihue was previously head of Corporate Communications for the company, with responsibility for financial, executive, public policy, and corporate responsibility communications. Before joining MetLife in 2011, he oversaw corporate and executive communications for clean-energy company NextEra Energy. In his new role, he will add responsibility for MetLife’s global communications teams in the U.S., Asia, Latin America, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa to his current duties. The company has also named Jennifer Gottlieb, a 25-year MetLife veteran, head of global employee communication.
CommCore Consulting Group has brought on Craig Rothenberg as a senior strategic advisor and Rob Doolittle as a senior consultant. Rothenberg heads Rothenberg Communication LLC , a communications consultancy offering counsel and services to help companies build trust, respect and reputation. He previously led the global employee and executive communications team at Johnson & Johnson, where he developed a storytelling training curriculum for the company’s most senior leaders. Doolittle was previously assistant VP—media & communications at CSX Corporation. “Rob’s specified knowledge in transportation, and Craig’s expertise and background in Healthcare add to our strength,” said CommCore CEO Andrew Gilman.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals has appointed Elena Ridloff to the newly created position of senior vice president, investor relations, leading investor and financial communications activities. Ridloff joins ACADIA from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, where she was vice president, investor relations. Prior to Alexion, she was CEO and managing member of BIOVISIO, an independent consulting firm providing strategic, financial and investor relations counsel to the life sciences industry. Ridloff will report to Steve Davis, ACADIA president and CEO Steve Davis and serve as a member of the executive management committee.