NVG
(L-R) William Samuel, Erinn Martin

NVG, a women-owned lobbying, strategy and policy advocacy firm, names former AFL-CIO director of government affairs William Samuel as senior adviser and brings on Erinn Martin as VP. Before coming to the AFL-CIO, where he will continue to serve as an advisor, Samuel was Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore. At NVG, he will focus on handling labor issues and bolstering the firm’s understanding of the labor movement. Martin joins NVG from the National Women’s Law Center, where she served as director of nominations and cross-cutting policies. In her new post, she will focus her work on the firm’s civil rights, technology and media practice. “Bill and Erinn bring whip smart insights and finely honed expertise to our firm, and we know our clients will love working with them both,” said NVG managing partier Andrea LaRue.

Shoshana Shapiro
Shoshana Shapiro

Cumulus Media, a broadcasting company with holdings that include 401 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 markets, promotes Shoshana Shapiro to SVP, corporate communications and marketing. Shapiro was most recently the company’s VP, corporate communications and marketing initiatives. She has also served as director of special projects and events at The Association of Magazine Media. In her new role, Shapiro will oversee marketing for key revenue-generating programs across the company in addition to her current responsibilities leading its internal and external communications. “Her communications work has helped us build one of the healthiest and most positive corporate cultures in our industry,” said Cumulus president and CEO Mary G. Berner. “Moreover, her insights and collaborative spirit have made her an invaluable member of our leadership team.”

Javier Garcia
Javier Garcia

Comcast ups Javier Garcia to its central division senior leadership team as SVP of sales & marketing. Before joining Comcast, where he has most recently served as SVP competitive marketing & product strategy, Garcia was general manager of Yahoo U.S. Hispanic, where he initiated a complete rebranding of the business. In his new role, based in Atlanta, Garcia will lead the division’s sales and marketing functions, overseeing brand and product marketing, sales and customer retention strategies for Comcast’s largest operating division, spanning 12 states. “For nearly a decade at Comcast, Javier has implemented customer-centric, innovative, and engaging strategies to propel the brand forward in a constantly changing, high-demand industry,” said Comcast central division president Christine Whitaker.