NEW YORK—Revlon has appointed Pamela Gill Alabaster to lead its global corporate communications and corporate social responsibility function. Alabaster will be responsible for managing global internal and external communications, public affairs and CSR and will report to Fabian Garcia, Revlon’s president and chief executive officer. Alabaster joins Revlon from the Estée Lauder Companies where she most recently served as VP, global corporate responsibility. Prior to that, she had a 20-year career at L’Oréal.
CARY, NC—Power and automation company ABB has appointed Chris Shigas as director of media relations for the United States. Shigas will be responsible for expanding ABB’s media relations in North America and serve as the company’s lead communications spokesperson, working with global teams and business units. He joins ABB from public relations agency French/West/Vaughan where he was a senior vice president working in media relations, corporate communication and crisis communication.
NEW YORK—Michael Marinello has been named senior vice president, corporate communications, for Turner, responsible brand reputation; messaging across all external owned, digital and social media platforms; media relations; thought leadership; and the overall coordinated communications strategy. He will report to Lauren Hurvitz, Turner’s executive vice president and global chief communications and corporate marketing officer. Marinello comes to Turner from Bloomberg where he was most recently global head of communications, technology, brand and sustainability.
THOMASVILLE, GA—Flowers Foods has promoted Mary Krier to senior vice president of communications and corporate responsibility. She joined Flowers in 1990 and has held a variety of communications roles. In addition, Chad Johnson is now vice president of distributor communications, with responsibility for independent distributor communications as well as communications support for distributor relations and sales staff.
LAS VEGAS—Golden Entertainment has hired Howard Stutz as its director of corporate communications, responsible for leading the company’s internal and external communications functions through all of its divisions nationwide. Stutz previously served as strategic development manager for the Las Vegas office of the Greenberg Traurig law firm and its global gaming practice. Before that, he spent more than three decades as an award-winning journalist and communications professional, most recently covering the casino gaming industry for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA—Rachel Pell has been named associate vice president for news and media relations at Penn State. She will focus on developing and implementing the University’s external media and public relations strategies, while positioning Penn State as a global leader in the integration of teaching, research and public service. She also will direct the University’s internal communications. Pell comes to Penn State after serving as senior vice president, group manager at Ketchum in New York.
HARRISON, NY—MGT Capital Investments, in the process of acquiring a portfolio of cyber security technologies, has appointed Tiffany Madison as its director of corporate communications. Madison was previously the CEO of d10e, an international disruptive-technology conference, founded by venture capitalist and cryptocurrency pioneer Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital. Prior to joining MGT, she was the campaign manager for the last six weeks of proposed CEO John McAfee’s presidential bid.
CHICAGO—The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has hired Jill Schachner Chanen as its new director of public affairs. She will oversee the law school's public relations and promotions efforts. Before joining John Marshall, Chanen was assistant managing editor and director of events for the ABA Journal Magazine of the Chicago-based American Bar Association. She also was a writer for Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.