Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, the government relations division of legal firm Cozen O’Connor, hires Kyle Anderson as senior principal in its strategic communications/reputation management practice, working out of its Washington, DC and Philadelphia offices. Anderson was previously senior VP of external affairs for the America 250 Foundation, which is tasked with planning and executing the commemoration of the country’s 250th birthday in 2026. He has also held senior communications posts with the Walton Family Foundation and Delaware River Port Authority, as well as serving as deputy communications lead for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. “Kyle brings to us an incredible track record of successfully guiding a wide array of clients through what are often sensitive, high-profile communications issues,” said Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies CEO Howard Schweitzer.
Fivetran, an automated data movement platform, hires former Amazon Web Services chief marketing officer Rachel Thornton as its CMO. Thornton most recently held the CMO spot at communications platform MessageBird. She has also served as VP, Americas marketing at Salesforce and senior manager, marketing at Cisco. In her new post, Thronton will oversee brand, customer, partner, field and product marketing, public relations, analyst relations and events. “Rachel is an inspiring leader with a proven track record in growing enterprise technology brands,” said Fivetran COO Taylor Brown.
Workday, which offers enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, appoints Emma Chalwin as CMO, effective July 17. Chalwin comes to the company from Salesforce, where she is currently executive VP, global field marketing. Before joining Salesforce, she was director of EMEA brand marketing at Adobe. At Workday, Chalwin will oversee the global marketing organization, with responsibility for building the brand and driving customer demand in markets around the world. "Not only is she a world-class leader with a track record of driving international brand awareness for some of the world's most respected technology companies, she also embodies our company values and puts her employees first with everything she does,” said Workday co-CEO Carl Eschcnbach.