Lifestyle apparel company Kontoor Brands, which includes the Lee and Wrangler brands, hires Mame Annan-Brown as executive vice president of global communications and public affairs. Annan-Brown joins Kontoor from the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, where she was head of external relations. She has also served as vice president of investment bank, marketing & communications at JPMorgan Chase & Co. At Kontoor, Annan-Brown will have responsibility for all aspects of global corporate communications—including oversight of message development, media relations, owned and digital content creation as well as employee relations and engagement. She also will have responsibility for leading government affairs strategies. “Her experience in engaging stakeholders, enhancing reputation and building high-performing teams make her the perfect addition to Kontoor as she takes on this incredibly important role,” said Kontoor president and chief executive officer Scott Baxter.
Carnegie Mellon University names Nicholas Scibetta, who previously served as partner and global director at Ketchum Global Media Network, to the position of vice president for university communications and marketing, effective Aug. 16. Scibetta comes to Carnegie Mellon from Stony Brook University, where he most recently was senior executive advisor of strategic marketing initiatives. At CMU, he is tasked with formulating and executing a communications strategy to enhance the university’s reputation and further the goals of its various units, including its schools, colleges, units, campuses and locations worldwide. “The goals and expectations of this critical position directly align with Nicholas’ experience leading communications and marketing in higher education, in addition to his work across many industries on the corporate and agency side,” said CMU president Farnam Jahanian.
Red House B2B Marketing hires Grey Williams as vice president of marketing operations. Williams joins Red House from software company Rangle.io, where he was managing director. He previously worked at Red House as a freelance account director and has also been a senior account director at Critical Mass and an account director at Digitas. “Grey brings a depth of skill and experience that is already making an impact on the strategic recommendations and breakthrough creative product that Red House delivers for clients,” said Red House senior vice president and head of consulting services Joe Youngs.