Corporate People News in Brief (July 19, 2010)
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Corporate People News in Brief (July 19, 2010)

Kate Berg hasjoined Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. as vice president, corporate communications; plus new people in new roles at Volkswagen Canada, USEC and Red Lion Hotels.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Kate Berg recently joined Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. as vice president, corporate communications, reporting to Alain Lemarchand, president and CEO. Previously, she was vice president, corporate communications, at Mojiva. In addition, Lisa Hagendorf has joined HFM U.S. as director, corporate communications, and reports to Kate Berg. Previously, she was vice president, public relations, at Zinio and VIVmag.


AJAX, ONT—Thomas Tetzlaff has been named manager of public relations for the Volkswagen brand in Canada. He will be responsible for the planning and successful execution of all product and brand communications activities and relations with the media for the Volkswagen brand in Canada. He will also help Volkswagen Group Canada promote its corporate and social responsibilities. He joined the company as a sales trainer in 1998 and most recently was manager, service marketing and accessories. He replaces Peter Viney, who was named manager, retail and CRM marketing.


BETHESDA, MD—Global energy company USEC, supplier of enriched uranium for nuclear power plants, has appointed Jim Howe as director, government relations. Howe will focus on outreach to the executive branch, advocacy efforts with state and local governments and will assist with congressional outreach as part of USEC's government relations. Prior to joining USEC, Howe served as deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and in the U.S. Coast Guard for 27 years, most recently as chief of congressional affairs.


SPOKANE, WA—Red Lion Hotels Corporation has hired Pam Scott as director of corporate communications. Scott brings expertise in media relations and e-communications following more than five years at the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. Before joining the CVB, Scott worked for The Spokesman-Review as a photo archivist, researching and writing the Looking Back column. She also has worked in public relations for The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and was a news producer for KGUN-9 News, the ABC television affiliate in Tucson.

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