Harlem Children’s Zone has named Karen Sodomick chief communications officer. Sodomick joins the organization from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was VP of communications. Before that, she was VP of communications and marketing for the Phoenix House Foundation and managing director of marketing and events for Teach for America. In her new post, Sodomick will work to raise awareness of HCZ’s mission of disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in Central Harlem. She will help amplify the organization’s voice in the education and anti-poverty fields in traditional, digital and social media, as well as through marketing.
MGM has appointed Meghan Gamber as VP, film publicity; Mari Dwyer VP, corporate communications and De’Jon Glover as manager, film publicity, according to a report on Deadline. Gamber comes to MGM from Twentieth Century Fox, where served as director of publicity. She will spearhead domestic and international publicity for MGM’s motion picture group and multiple worldwide partners and distributors. Dwyer was previously senior director, media relations at STX Entertainment. She will work with MGM chief communications officer Martin Kelley on the strategic development and execution of media relations, corporate messaging and internal and external comms across the company’s divisions. Glover previously spent four years at Paramount in the international publicity department. She will work alongside Gamber on domestic and international publicity campaigns for the studio’s film slate. In addition, the studio has promoted director, television communications Christina Lee to vice president, television communications.
Concacaf, the soccer governing body for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has named Nicholas Noble as its director of communications. Noble comes to Concacaf from the Premier League, where he had been head of news and corporate communications since 2007. He will take on his new post in September, and will oversee areas including football and corporate communications, media relations and services, public relations and editorial content. “Nick has a strong, established reputation and his leadership will be essential in communicating our football first vision while working closely with our Member Associations and key stakeholders within the football community,” said Concacaf president Victor Montagliani.