Noom, digital health company, brings on Emma Frane as VP of communications. Frane joins Noom from e-commerce company Casper, where she served as senior director, communications, overseeing both communications and PR. She was previously communications director at Kate Spade & Company and has also been an account supervisor at Edelman. Noom’s platform incorporates technology, data and human coaches to help users meet such health and wellness goals as weight management, diabetes management and stress reduction.
Nevro appoints Julie Dewey VP of investor relations and corporate communications. Dewey comes to the medical devices company from Wright Medical Group, where she was senior VP and chief communications officer. She has also held investor relations roles at ev3, Kyphon and Thoratec. “Julie has a tremendous depth of experience in all areas of investor relations and corporate communications, a deep knowledge of capital markets and has earned an outstanding reputation within the investment community,” said Nevro chief financial officer Rod MacLeod.
Smith College names Julia Yager VP for college relations and communications, effective Jan. 1. Yager was previously at Public Radio International in Minneapolis, where she most recently held the post of senior vice president for marketing, sales and distribution. She has also been director of marketing communications for GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation and an account coordinator for McKinney and Silver Advertising. In her new role, Yager will provide strategic thought leadership to the college and lead communications strategies to inform and inspire people about the impact Smith students, alumnae and faculty are having. “She will bring many skills to her new role with her background in strategic communication, marketing and crisis management,” said Smith College President Kathleen McCartney.