Corporate People News in Brief (February 12, 2008)
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Corporate People News in Brief (February 12, 2008)

New corporate communications leadership at Raytheon, Harman International, Ducks Unlimited, and The Beryl Companies.

Paul Holmes

TEWKSBURY, MA—Raytheon Company has named Timothy Burris vice president, communications, for its integrated defense systems business. Reporting to IDS president Dan Smith and Raytheon vice president of corporate affairs and communications Pam Wickham, Burris will lead the IDS communications organization in its external and internal communications activities. He joins Raytheon from Rockwell Collins, where he served as senior director of enterprise communication.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Harman International Industries, a manufacturer of audio products, has named Robert Lardon vice president, strategy and investor relations, effective immediately. He will report to the chief financial officer and serve as the company's chief investor relations official. Lardon was most recently a strategic consultant in the consumer electronics field. after serving as senior partner and chief strategy officer at Porter Novelli.


MEMPHIS—Ducks Unlimited has named Tony Dolle as its new director of communications. Prior to joining Ducks Unlimited, Dolle was director of corporate communications for Covenant Reliance Producers in Nashville. He is also president-elect of the Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association of America.


DALLAS—The Beryl Companies, a leading healthcare-exclusive customer interaction center, has named Nancy Lecroy vice president of marketing communications. In her new role, she will oversee Beryl’s marketing, communications, public relations and branding initiatives, working closely with sales, customer relations and product management. For the past ten years, she has served as the senior director for corporate marketing and brand management for VHA in Irving, Tex.

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