Corporate People News In Brief (April 16, 2012)
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Corporate People News In Brief (April 16, 2012)

New people in new positions at Microsoft, PJM Interconnection, Star Scientific, and the American LeMans Series.

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WASHINGTON, DC—Microsoft has hired Kristin Lee as a senior public relations manager in its Washington, DC, office. Most recently, Lee served in the Obama administration as director of public affairs at the Transportation Security Administration, leading external and internal communications. Before joining the administration, she worked as the Majority communications director for the House Rules Committee and worked for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

VALLEY FORGE, PA—PJM Interconnection, an electric power supplier, has appointed Ian McLeod as chief communications officer with responsibility for media relations, employee communications, creative services and other strategic communications. McLeod joins PJM after a long career at the Tennessee Valley Authority in communications management, public policy and program management. Prior to joining TVA, he was a journalist with The Chattanooga Times.

GLEN ALLEN, VA—Star Scientific, a smokeless tobacco company, has appointed Talhia Tuck as the company's new vice president for communications and investor relations. Tuck has prior experience in TV and print journalism, beginning in 2001 when she was a researcher for the Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Later she was assistant producer for The Chris Matthew Show , worked on-air with a CBS affiliate in South Florida and served as story editor for ABC News 20/20 and Primetime Live shows.

BRASELTON, GA—The American Le Mans Series has added Jamie Kimbrough as director of public relations. He previously held senior PR and sports information positions with the American Cancer Society, Fox Sports Net South and Louisiana State University. In his new role, Kimbrough is responsible for managing the public relations, promotions, media relations and digital media staff.

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