DALLAS—Shannon Jacobs has been promoted to senior vice president, communications at CBS Corporation, reporting to Dana McClintock, executive vice president and leading the corporate communications team based out of New York, responsible for creating a combined communication strategy across all of the broadcasting company’s businesses. She will ontinue to head the media relations efforts for all of CBS Television’s corporate functions which include commercial sales, market research, partner relations, governmental and legal affairs, program practices and engineering.
DEARBORN, MI—Elena Cortesi, earned and social media director at Ford of Europe for the past two years, has been named corporate communications manager. She will relocate to the company’s Dearborn headquarters, with responsibility for overseeing the four core pillars of the automaker's communications strategy: quality, green, safe and smart. She will report to Ray Day, Ford Motor Group's vice president of communications. Cortesi joined Ford in 2000.
CHICAGO—Retale, a leading location-based shopping platform aggregating weekly circulars from over 60 retailers for mobile and digital devices, has named veteran journalist and communications executive Tim Gray as US head of corporate communications, responsible for media campaigns, strategic partnerships, and content strategies, as well as managing internal and external communications. Prior to joining Retale, Gray was the communications director for Blue Fountain Media and associate director at Mediander.com.
ORLANDO, FL—Pest control company Massey Services has promoted Rebecca (Becky) Church to the position of director of advertising and corporate communications. She had been marketing and advertising manager for the company since 2005. In her new role, Church will be responsible for the development of television, radio and print advertising, media management, internal and external communications, sponsorships and events.
DALLAS—Associa, a leading community management services firm, has hired Billy Rudolph as director of corporate communications to work alongside director of events and corporate citizenship Rachel Bedford and manager of government affairs Kristen Doe. Prior to joining Associa, Rudolph worked for the Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas, where he spent the last eight years as the press secretary, in charge of media relations, video production and special events.