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Corporate People News In Brief (August 26, 2014)
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Corporate People News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

New people in new roles at Mary Kay, Fox International, Dentsu Aegis, Endurance International, Cubic, Conservation International, and Anaheim CVB.

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DALLAS—Mary Kay, the beauty brand and direct selling giant, has promoted Crayton Webb to vice president of corporate communications and corporate social responsibility. Webb will continue to oversee global media relations, reputation management and public relations initiatives for the company’s more than 35 international subsidiaries. He also leads Mary Kay’s corporate social responsibility efforts, Pink Changing Lives. He joined the company in 2005 as manager of government relations before his promotion to director of corporate communications and CSR in 2008.

LOS ANGELES—Fox International Channels has appointed Cherry Yates as vice president of corporate communications, a new position. Yates will lead communications strategy for FIC’s more than 300 entertainment, sports, lifestyle, factual and movie channels. She will also continue in her role as VP of global communications for National Geographic Channels International. Yates joined NGCI as publicity manager in 2004.

NEW YORK—Belle Lenz has been appointed regional director of communications, Dentsu Aegis Network, Americas. She will be responsible for developing and driving communications strategy across the region. She joins Dentsu Aegis Network from IPG Mediabrands, where she was most recently vice president, global communications, overseeing corporate communications, partnerships and events for the global media holding company. She has also held senior positions at Havas Media and DiGennaro Communications.

BURLINGTON, MA—Endurance International Group, a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online, has appointed Alan Wallace as director of public relations. He will report to executive VP, product and marketing, Joel Rosen, and will oversee all external communications and media relations. He was previously a senior public relations manager with Trend Micro and before that worked in the trustworthy computing division of Microsoft.

SAN DIEGO—Cubic Corporation has appointed Suzanne Hatcher as director of corporate communications. She will lead Cubic's corporate communications and public relations function, and report to Jay Thomas, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Hatcher joins Cubic from Life Technologies, a biotechnology company recently acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she served in a global role as director of corporate communications and public relations. Previously, she worked at CareFusion and Sempra Energy in a variety of communication leadership roles.

ARLINGTON, VA—Conservation International has appointed Meg Galloway Goldthwaite as its chief marketing officer, responsible for marketing and communication efforts, including strategic partnerships, brand positioning and message development. Goldthwaite joins CI from Women for Women International, where she served as senior director of strategy and innovation. Prior to that, she was vice president for marketing and communications for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

ANAHEIM, CA—The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau has hired Tania Weinkle as communications director. She was most recently director of public relations at INNOCEAN USA, a full-service advertising agency specializing in the automotive and sports industries, where she led the public relations team.

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