FORT WORTH, TX—RadioShack Corporation has named Merianne Roth to the new role of vice president, communications, responsible for corporate communications, community relations, internal communications, and event marketing. She will report to Jennifer Warren, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Roth joins RadioShack from the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she was vice president, marketing and communications. Her background includes leadership roles for JCPenney and Pier 1 Imports.
NEW YORK—Univision Communications has appointed Iveliesse Malavé (pictured) as vice president of consumer and entertainment public relations. She will be based in Miami, where she will lead PR for the company’s content and talent and report to EVP of corporate communications and public relations Mónica Talán. Prior to Univision, she served as senior vice president in the Miami/Latin America office of Fleishman-Hillard. Prior to that, Malavé led Euro RSCG Magnet Latino.
HOUSTON—Energy manufacturing and logistics company Phillips 66 has named Karen Tripp vice president of communications and public affairs. Tripp will oversee corporate reputation and brand management, community and philanthropic investments, public policy, media engagement, and employee and digital communications. Tripp most recently served as executive VP at the Hartford Financial Services Group. She has prior experience at L-3 Communications, General Electric and Rockwell Collins.
NASHVILLE, TN—Tire and rubber company Bridgestone Americas has named Paul Oakley vice president, communications. Most recently, Oakley served as a director of global communications and regional public and government affairs at The Dow Chemical Company, where he led employee, marketing, crisis and community communications programs. Prior to his tenure with Dow, Oakley served as account director with Corporate Technology Communications in Chicago, now part of Ketchum.
LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International has promoted Alan Feldman, a 23-year veteran of the company’s public relations department, to executive vice president of global government & industry affairs. In addition, Clark Dumont has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate communications, and Jenn Michaels to senior vice president of public relations. Feldman and Dumont report to Murren. while Michaels reports to Bill Hornbuckle, MGM's president and chief marketing officer.
ARLINGTON, VA—The Aluminum Association has hired Joe Quinn as vice president of public affairs. He will oversee the policy communications, advocacy strategies and media relations for the trade group. Prior to joining the Aluminum Association, Quinn served as vice president at Edelman, where he led public affairs and corporate reputation programs for Walmart, Toyota and the American Petroleum Institute. Earlier, he was managing director at Xenophon Strategies.
LA JOLLA, CA—The California Healthcare Institute, a non-profit public policy research and advocacy organization for California’s biomedical R&D industry, has appointed Erica Hiar as director of public relations and communications based in its Washington, DC office, and responsible for corporate communications and public relations efforts on all fronts. Before joining CHI, Hiar was a senior account executive at Merritt Group, serving as the client lead on a number of healthcare accounts.