Lux Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in emerging science and technology, has named former Google director of corporate communications and public affairs Scott Rubin chief marketing officer, a newly created role at the company. Rubin joins Lux from computer software company Atlassian, where he served as vice president of brand and communications. He has also been CMO at information tech company Tanium. At Lux, Rubin will lead brand, marketing, and communications for the company, as well as providing strategic counsel to its portfolio companies.
Public Communications Inc. has named Michael Queroz vice president, digital. Queroz, who has been with the agency since 2014, most recently served as director of digital. In his new role, he will manage PCI’s digital team as well as providing strategic counsel across all the agency’s sectors. “Michael is building a unique digital team that integrates storytelling, content creating, technical skills and strategies,” said CEO Jill Allread. The agency says its digital practice has grown 17 percent in the last six months.
VidCon, a conference for online video and digital creators, has promoted Celine Sargent to executive producer of international and Brooke Berry to senior manager of social media. Sargent, who has most recently served as executive producer of VidCon London, has been with the company since 2016. She will be the primary liaison between VidCon and its international markets, including overseeing and organizing all non-US events, such as VidCon São Paulo. Before coming to VidCon two years ago, Berry was senior manager of talent partnerships at youth-oriented media platform Awesomeness. She will be responsible for shaping the overall editorial voice for VidCon's brand.