Corporate People News In Brief (February 16, 2015)
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Corporate People News In Brief (February 16, 2015)

New people in new roles at Time Inc, Zynga, PRA Group, Adura Biotech, Cincinnati Financial.

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Corporate People News In Brief (February 16, 2015)

NEW YORK—Jaison Blair has been named senior vice president, investor relations and corporate communications, at Time Inc. He will oversee corporate messaging to trade and national media and relationships with investors and will work closely with human resources on employee communications. The move sees the elimination of the executive vice president, corporate communications, role and the departure of CCO Teri Everett. In addition, Daniel Kile becomes senior VP, brand communications.

SAN FRANCISCO—Dani Dudeck has been promoted from vice president of communications to become Zynga's first chief communications officer. Dudeck has been leading communications at the gaming company for five years, through its IPO and leadership transition. In her new role, she will join Zynga's executive leadership team reporting directly to CEO Don Mattrick. Prior to joining Zynga in 2010, Dudeck was vice president of global communications at News Corp, where she led communications for MySpace.

NORFOLK, VA—PRA Group, a leader in acquiring non-performing consumer debt, has named Nancy Porter vice president, corporate communications. Porter, responsible for internal and external communication, reports to president and CEO Steve Fredrickson. She experience in the financial services industry as vice president of marketing for Chartway Federal Credit Union and most recently served as senior vice president of marketing and sales for Monarch Bank, a publicly traded community bank headquartered in Chesapeake, Va.

BERKELEY, CA—Aduro Biotech has appointed Sylvia Wheeler as senior vice president, corporate affairs and investor relations. She will be a member of the executive leadership team and will report to Stephen Isaacs, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Wheeler was most recently vice president, investor relations and corporate affairs at Relypsa, a biopharmaceutical company, and earlier worked for Hyperion Therapeutics and Affymax.

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Financial Corporation has promoted Elizabeth Ertel to assistant vice president, corporate communications.



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