|Rebecca Lowell Edwards|
The American Civil Liberties Union is bringing on Rebecca Lowell Edwards as chief communications officer, effective June 1. She succeeds Michele Moore, who left the organization in December to become VP of global communications at the Ford Foundation. Edwards most recently served as senior VP, global communications at Schneider Electric. She was previously director of strategic communications and public affairs at the International Olympic Committee, chief communications officer for GE Oil and Gas and Sub-Saharan Africa, and has worked as a communications consultant with Ruder Finn and Douglas Gould and Company. She began her career as a journalist, having worked as a copy editor at Dow Jones Newswires, and as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. At the ACLU, Edwards will oversee the civil liberties organization’s national communications, media relations, branding, and engagement strategy functions.
Heineken has appointed Stacey Tank chief corporate affairs and transformation officer, effective June 1. Tank returns to Heineken, where she led corporate relations until 2015, from Home Depot, where she served as chief communications officer and led the company’s installation services and measurement services businesses. She has also worked for GE in a variety of international audit, finance and communications roles. Her new role encompasses public affairs, sustainable development and global communications, in addition to supporting key change and transformation initiatives of Heineken’s strategic agenda.
Helicopter Association International has brought on Robert Volmer as VP of marketing communications. Volmer is a founding partner of Crosby~Volmer International Communications. He was previously manager of corporate communications at the Air Transport Association. At HAI, Volmer will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology and media for the association. “Rob’s experience in communicating to a variety of audiences, including government, business, and the consumer, will help HAI to demonstrate the value of our industry to the global community,” said HAI president and CEO James Viola.