WASHINGTON, DC—Jodi Seth, communications director for US Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) since 2009, has joined Facebook as manager of public policy and communications. Seth previously served as communications director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, under chairman John Dingell from 2003-2009.
ATLANTA—Republic National Distributing Company, the nation’s second largest premium wine and spirits distributor, has hired Matt Freeman (pictured) as corporate manager of communications, responsible for planning, development and coordination of RNDC’s communications programs. Freeman comes to RNDC from AGL Resources, the nation’s largest natural gas distributor, where he most recently served as corporate communications manager. Prior to that, Freeman spent close to six years at Edelman.
DETROIT—DTE Energy has named Joyce Hayes Giles assistant to the chairman and senior vice president, public affairs, with overall responsibility for the company's outreach initiatives to its communities. She also serves as the DTE Energy Foundation chair and leads the company's other community outreach efforts. Giles previously served as assistant to the chairman and senior vice president of customer service for DTE Energy.
PASADENA, CA—Huntington Memorial Hospital has hired Kevin Andrus as executive director, public relations, reporting to Jane Haderlein , senior vice president, external affairs. Andrus comes to Huntington Hospital from Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Cal., where he has been serving as vice president of business development, marketing and communication since 2011. Prior to Seton, Andrus served as VP of corporate communications for Orange County-based St. Joseph Health System.