SAN FRANCISCO—McKesson Corporation has named Pete Slone senior vice president, corporate public affairs. He will serve as McKesson’s chief external policy representative and head of the McKesson PAC, focused on policy analysis and development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, policy communications and stakeholder engagement. Slone joins McKesson from Medtronic, where he served as the vice president of global government affairs for more than 13 years. Earlier he spent 17 years at the government affairs firm BKSH & Associates.
SAN JOSE— Doron Aronson has been named global communications director for security company Malwarebytes, reporting directly to the chief operating officer and responsible for public relations, social media and analyst relations with a focus on North America and EMEA. Aronson was most recently communications lead for Cisco's internet of things group and before that managed communications for Cisco's mergers and acquisitions function.
GLENDALE, CA—DreamWorks Animation has appointed Dan Berger as the company's head of corporate communications. He will serve as chief corporate spokesperson, while leading the Company's global corporate communications efforts and its Glendale-based communications team. Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, Berger spent nine years in a variety of senior communications roles at 21st Century Fox, most recently as senior vice president of corporate communications. Earlier, he held communications roles at Yahoo! and worked at Edelman and GCI Group.
GLENDORA, CA—Terry Blount, a sports journalist, has been named vice president of public relations and communications at the National Hot Rod Association, leading corporate communications, media relations, and public relations and reporting to Gary Darcy, NHRA senior vice president of sales and marketing. Blount spent a decade as a sports columnist at ESPN.com, most recently as the main beat writer for the Seattle Seahawks.
NEW YORK—Lynn Antipas Tyson has joined Atento, a leading provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services, as vice president of investor relations. Tyson spent 13 years at PepsiCo in treasury, capital markets, international corporate finance positions and ultimately as senior vice president, investor relations. She also spent 10 years at Dell, where she led both investor relations and global corporate communications. Prior to Atento, Tyson was vice president, investor relations, at CHC Helicopters.
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