Corporate People News in Brief (June 9, 2008)
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Corporate People News in Brief (June 9, 2008)

Mercedes-Benz names Adam Paige manager of brand public relations, plus new people with new titles at Lifetime Networks, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Continental Resources, and IMAX.

Paul Holmes

MONTVALE, NJ—Mercedes-Benz has named Adam Paige manager of brand public relations, responsible for all communications strategies and activities in support of brand public relations across Mercedes-Benz portfolio of lifestyle and classic car initiatives. Paige reports to Geoff Day, director, corporate communications. Most recently, Page served as a vice president at Cohn & Wolfe, where he worked on brand public relations programs for clients including Ford, Panasonic, and Michelin. Prior to Cohn & Wolfe, Paige served as an event coordinator for The Rockefeller University and The City of Albany Office of Special Events.


NEW YORK—Toby Graff has been named senior vice president, public affairs and corporate communications, Lifetime Networks. In her new role, Graff, who had been vice president, public affairs, since October 2002, takes on additional oversight of the corporate communications department, including trade and business media relations for all Lifetime Networks' properties and initiatives.


MARYSVILLE, OH—The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a global leader in the consumer lawn and garden industry, has promoted Jim King  to senior vice president, corporate affairs, responsible for investor relations, associate communications, media relations, issues and crisis communications, community relations, corporate partnerships and public affairs. King began his career at Scotts in 2001 as director, investor relations and corporate communications. Previously, he held leadership positions with Edward Howard & Co. and American Greetings Corp.


ENID, OK—Continental Resources has appointed Brian Engel to serve as vice president of public affairs for the Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Engel comes to Continental with over 13 years experience in oil and gas public affairs. Most recently he served for six years as manager of public affairs for Devon Energy Corp


NEW YORK—IMAX Corporation has named Heather Anthony vice president, investor relations. Anthony has more than a decade of experience in the investor relations and financial communications, for the past six years with The Children's Place Retail Stores, a $1.5 billion retail company, where she helped to build and lead the investor relations function. Her additional experience includes serving as a vice president, financial communications for Edelman.

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