|Sandra Lopez Burke|
GBH, Boston's public media outlet, hires Sandra Lopez Burke as managing director of community and government relations. Lopez Burke comes to GBH from education nonprofit City Year Boston, where she served as executive director, leading all aspects of the organization. In her new position, Lopez Burke will build on GBH's community engagement efforts, creating greater diversity among audiences, thought leaders and supporters, while managing strategic partnerships to further the organization's goals. "Sandra Lopez Burke is uniquely suited for this role, bringing a depth of knowledge of the community, the education space, and extensive relationships across the state," said GBH president and CEO Jon Abbott.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Sean Allen-Moy as a director and head of media relations in the UK, a newly created position. Allen-Moy was most recently head of media and corpsumer at Tin Man Communications. He has also headed up the corporate/consumer practice at W Communications and worked as a producer at Sky and the BBC. Allen-Moy will be part of H+K London's Innovation + Creative Hub, working on best practices in media relations and providing senior counsel on media strategy across all industry sector practices. "Sean has a very impressive track record of delivering ideas that earn attention through media relations. I look forward to him further elevating the impact of our campaigns for clients across our business," said H+K UK chief executive officer Simon Whitehead.
Virgin Orbit, which provides launch services for small satellites, appoints Stephen Zhang as its first vice president of investor relations. Zhang was most recently director of investor relations at Raytheon Technologies. He previously held several financial planning and analysis positions at aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. At Virgin Orbit, Zhang will work as the company's primary liaison to the investor community, while serving as a key advisor to the leadership team. "He brings a wealth of experience dealing with investors, with a specific focus on the aerospace and defense sectors," said Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart.