MISSISSUAGA, ONT—Kia Canada, a subsidiary of Kia Motors, has appointed Jack Sulymka as its new public relations manager. In his new role, Sulymka will be responsible for all day-to-day public relations functions for Kia Canada, including ongoing media relations. He replaces Shelley Tavener who has assumed new responsibilities as customer retention manager.
ANAHEIM—Lisa Haines has been named vice president of public affairs at the Disneyland Resort, responsible for external and internal communications, and government and community relations. Haines will report to Kristin Wingard, senior vice president of public affairs for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. She joined The Walt Disney Co. in 2004, most recently held the role of vice president of communications at the resort. Prior to joining Disney, she was vice president of corporate communications at Health Net.
LANGLEY—Travelport, a business services provider to the global travel industry, has appointed Julian Walker as head of corporate communications. Walker will be based at Travelport’s offices in Langley, U.K. Prior to his appointment, he was a managing director with communications agency, Hogarth. Earlier, he co-founded strategic communications consultancy Gainsborough in 2003 and was managing director at Citigate Dewe Rogerson.