Corporate People News In Brief (Augiust 15, 2011)
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Corporate People News In Brief (Augiust 15, 2011)

New people in new roles at Pepco Holdings, Easton-Bell Sports, The Mosaic Co., Colorado State University and Thomas Nelson.

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WASHINGTON, DC—Pepco Holdings, one of the largest energy delivery companies in the mid-Atlantic, has named Laura Monica as vice president, corporate communications, reporting to Joseph Rigby, chairman, president and chief executive. Previously, Monica served as senior vice president, corporate communications and external affairs, at American Water, the country's largest water services company, and founded High Point Communications.

VAN NUYS, CA—Easton-Bell Sports, a leading designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories under the Easton, Bell, Riddell and Giro brands, has named Laura Moore senior vice president, corporate communications. Reporting to Paul Harrington, president and CEO, Moore will establish and lead the company’s corporate communications function and will oversee public affairs, media relations, crisis communications, public relations and internal communications. Previously, she was vice president of global communications for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and earlier held senior roles for RadioShackCorporation and Zale Corporation.

PLYMOUTH, MN—The Mosaic Company, a leading producer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, has named Mark Kaplan vice president of its public affairs department. Kaplan will lead Mosaic's global public affairs group and advance Mosaic's public affairs initiatives to meet global business objectives, reporting to president and CEO, Jim Prokopanko, and office in Plymouth. Kaplan previously led Mosaic's Florida public affairs team and prior to joining Mosaic, served as chief of staff for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

FORT COLLINS, CO—Kyle Henley has been named director of Denver public relations for Colorado State University. In this role, he will help lead CSU’s media relations, marketing and community relations activities in the Denver metro region, which is home to more than 40,000 CSU alumni. Prior to joining CSU, Henley was corporate communications manager for CoBank, a $69 billion cooperative bank headquartered in the Denver Tech Center.

NASHVILLE—Christian and inspirational publisher Thomas Nelson has added Casey Francis as director of corporate communications. She will develop public relations and communication strategies to emphasize the company's mission. Francis comes to Thomas Nelson from Commonwealth Brands, where she was the public relations and communications officer, responsible for corporate and government relations.
 

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