SAN FRANCISCO—Libby Archell has been named director of corporate communications at Hewlett-Packard. She was most recently director of global corporate affairs and before that head of communications and employee engagement at Alcoa Foundation, having joined Alcoa in 2005 and previously leading the company’s philanthropic and employee volunteer programs in Australia. Earlier in her career, she worked at Media Monitors and the Women’s Sports Foundation in Australia.
AUSTIN, TX—EZCorp, a leading provider of instant cash solutions for consumers, has added Rick Bluntzer as senior vice president, communications and public affairs. Prior to joining EZCorp, Bluntzer served as senior vice president of regulatory and government affairs for NRG Energy, where he was responsible for managing the company's multi-state and national regulatory and governmental affairs relationships. Bluntzer also served as a managing director of Public Strategies, now Hill + Knowlton Strategies.
WASHINGTON, DC—Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria has named Juliet Glassroth as director of communications. She will support Friends’ mission of educating, engaging and mobilizing US lawmakers, key influencers and others in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In addition to working for global consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, she has held leadership positions at several national PR agencies including Hill & Knowlton and Ruder Finn.
KINGSEY FALLS, QC—Cascades, a leader in recovery and the production of green packaging and tissue products, has appointed Hugo D'Amours to the position of vice-president, communications and public affairs. D'Amours was previously director of media relations for Quebec Premier Jean Charest.
NEWARK, DE—The Produce Marketing Association has named Ashley Boucher public relations manager, responsible for activities supporting members, events, products and services, including the group’s Fresh Summit 2013, which will take place this October in New Orleans. Boucher reports to Meg Miller, public relations director. She previously worked for Schubert Communications, a business-to-business marketing firm.
DALLAS—UT Southwestern Medical Center has appointed Nimisha Savani as vice president of communications, marketing, and public affairs. In Savani will report to Dr. Daniel Podolsky , president of UT Southwestern, and will be responsible for leading all of the Medical Center's communications and marketing programs. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, she spent 11 years at ConvaTec, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of medical devices, most recently as vice president of corporate marketing, communications, and executive operations.