DENVER—Augusta Resource Corporation has named Meghan Brown manager, investor relations and corporate communications, replacing Marlo Hamer-Jackson who is taking a one-year maternity leave. Brown has more than 15 years experience in communications and investor relations in the mining and energy sectors, and has worked with a wide range of small to large cap companies including Suncor, TransCanada, Placer Dome, Southwestern Resources, Lake Shore Gold, and recently Zincore Metals.
IRVINE, CA—Fisker Automotive has named Russell Datz director of public relations. Datz will oversee worldwide communications, and will report directly to chief executive Henrik Fisker. He will also work with the company’s marketing department to steer brand image. Datz most recently was vice president with Atlanta-based Brandware Public Relations, a boutique agency focusing on the automotive, power sports and lifestyle categories. Previously, he was manager, public relations, for Panoz Auto Development, also in Atlanta.
FRANKLIN, TN—IASIS Healthcare has hired Michele Peden as its vice president of corporate communications. Peden is responsible for the company's strategic communications plans for both internal and external audiences and will work closely with the senior management team to ensure that the Company's overall philosophy, mission and strategic goals are successfully communicated to the numerous IASIS stakeholders.Prior to joining IASIS, Peden was the vice president of marketing and communications for Spheris, a leading provider of clinical documentation technology and services. Earlier, she worked at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations.