LOS ANGELES—Julie Henderson (pictured) has been named chief communications officer for the 21st Century Fox, which became a public company this week following the division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp into two separate entities. Henderson, who was named News Corp's senior corporate communications executive last year. News Corp. communications will be managed by Ashley Huston, former spokeswoman for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.
WASHINGTON, DC—Liberty Mutual Insurance has named S. Colin Dowling to lead the company’s public affairs office in Washington, DC as vice president for federal affairs. He previously held senior management positions at Travelers, where he served as a senior federal lobbyist, and most recently at Citigroup where, as managing director, he ran a large and highly successful state and local government affairs program. He will focus on issues such as tax reform, global regulatory initiatives, trade, and terrorism risk insurance.
BALTIMORE—Insurance and financial services company Transamerica , part of Aegon Americas, has appointed Gregory Tucker as senior vice president, head of Americas corporate communications. Tucker, who has been responsible for global corporate communications for Aegon in The Hague since 2006, will now be responsible for leading the communications of Aegon's largest country unit which operates under the Transamerica brand.
CLEVELAND—Cliffs Natural Resources, an international mining and natural resources company, has named Raga Elim, formerly director of global government relations, to succeed Dana Byrne as vice president, global corporate and government affairs, upon his retirement. Raga will be responsible for the company's global communications and public affairs functions, having joined Cliffs in his current role in 2011, after previously serving as the head of Rio Tinto's Washington, DC, government affairs office.