Pendulum Therapeutics, a biotech company that promotes metabolic health through its microbiome-targeted products, brings on actress and director Halle Berry as chief communications officer, as well as equity owner and investor. In addition to acting as a “brand evangelist,” Berry will collaborate with Pendulum’s executive team on future product development and innovation. “She is aligned with our mission to empower people to transform their gut and metabolic health with clinically-proven products,” said Pendulum co-founder and CEO Colleen Cutcliffe.
Mercury hires Caroline Korba as a VP in its Fort Lauderdale office. Korba most recently served as communications director for Jen Jordan’s campaign for Georgia attorney general. She was previously press secretary and deputy communications director for Nikki Fried’s bid to become Florida’s governor. In addition to political campaign work, her background includes in the corporate and non-profit sectors. At Mercury, Korba specializes in strategic communications and media relations. “Caroline’s experience leading communications activities on political campaigns and her background in the corporate and non-profit sectors will prove to be a great asset to our clients,” said Mercury partner Ashley Walker.
Trefethen Family Vineyards promotes Tiffany Kenny to VP of marketing and consumer sales. Kenny joined Trefethen in 2021 as director of consumer sales and hospitality and has been responsible for the winery’s direct-to-consumer sales channels. She has also served as an integrated wine marketing consultant for Ensemble Marketing Group, director of sales and marketing for Signorello Estate and director of consumer sales for Acumen Wines. In her new role, she will oversee all consumer and trade marketing, and public relations. “Her marketing acumen will allow us to enhance the communication of our iconic brand across all channels, and we expect her to discover synergies across the other departments under her management,” said Trefethen Family Vineyards CEO Jon Ruel.
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