The American Wind Energy Association has named Stacey Kerans senior director of communications. Kerans was previously senior vice president, brand marketing at Ketchum. Before that, she was senior vice president, corporate communications and consumer marketing at FleishmanHillard. Kerans has managed integrated communications campaigns for clients including AARP, AOL, Chocolate Manufacturers Association, H&R Block, Library of Congress' National Book Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. In her new post, she will lead all strategic integrated communications efforts and oversee the day to day communications operations for AWEA. The organization’s CEO, Tom Kiernan, said that Kerans’ “combined experience in brand marketing and corporate communications makes her a perfect fit to help lead our public-facing communications efforts.”
Investment management firm Citadel has appointed Tripp Kyle as chief corporate affairs and communications officer. Tripp joins Citadel from Millennium Management, where he served as the firm’s first-ever chief communications officer. He also led communications and branding for Millennium's affiliated global quantitative investment firm WorldQuant. Kyle was previously a partner at Brunswick Group, where he co-led its global financial institution's group and has also served as head of alternative investments at Finsbury. At Citadel, he will oversee corporate affairs, communications, branding and philanthropy for both the Citadel and Citadel Securities businesses.
Cornerstone Public Affairs has brought on Armando Diaz as vice president. Diaz comes to the agency from Ernst & Young, where he led public and media relations for several of the firm’s c-suite leadership teams. Before that, he served as public affairs specialist at the GED Testing Service and worked for Widmeyer Communications and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Cornerstone president and managing director Geoff Gonella calls Diaz “a true public affairs professional that will bring added capabilities as well as depth and breadth to a growing and highly productive team.”