NEW YORK—Patricia Röckenwagner has been named senior vice president of corporate communications at Condé Nast, reporting to Jill Bright, chief administrative officer and responsible for the company’s communications, public relations and corporate positioning strategies, including media relations, employee communications and corporate social responsibility. Röckenwagner most recently served as senior vice president of marketing and communications at McGraw-Hill and earlier worked at Paramount Pictures.
AUSTIN, TX—The LiveStrong Foundation has named Cameron Krier as director of government relations. Previously vice president for federal affairs, advocacy and public policy for the Texas Hospital Association, Krier specialized in leading the development and implementation of federal legislative strategy for more than 450 members. As legislative counsel to US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, she advised on federal health, education and labor policy.
OMAHA, NE—Union Pacific Railroad has promoted Donna Kush to vice president, public affairs, for the Northern region. Kush currently serves as assistant vice president, corporate communications, and has been with Union Pacific since 2008. Brenda Mainwaring will be promoted to vice president, public affairs, for the Southern region. Mainwaring joined the railroad in 1997, serving as director of public affairs for Iowa and Nebraska since 2007.