NEW YORK—Krishna Guha has been named executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and head of the bank's communications group. He will serve on the bank's management committee. Guha has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist for the Financial Times, most recently as U.S. economics editor in Washington, D.C. He will work with management to further develop the Bank's communications strategy, intensify its engagement and communication with key internal and external stakeholders, and will be involved in the bank’s wider policy deliberations.
DALLAS— Global chemical company Celanese Corporation has named Mark Oberle senior vice president, corporate affairs. In addition to retaining oversight for investor relations, global communications and government affairs, Oberle will assume responsibility for the company’s strategy development process, including regional oversight for Europe and Asia. Oberle joined Celanese in April 2005 as vice president, investor relations and assumed overall responsibility for global communications and public affairs in 2006. Prior to joining Celanese, Oberle was director of investor relations for Navistar International Corporation.
NEW YORK—Joseph Kuo, a partner at Kekst and Company, has been named senior vice president of public relations at LPL Financial, a leading independent broker-dealer and a client of Kekst since 2005. In a newly-created role, Kuo will have oversight of all media relations and external public relations for the company, reporting to Kandis Bates, executive VP of corporate communication.
DETROIT—Ilitch Holdings, which provides professional services to companies owned by Michael and Marian Ilitch, including the Little Caesars chain of pizza restaurants, has named Thomas Pyden vice president of corporate communications. Pyden, who recently retired after a 26-year career in public relations and communications with General Motors, replaces Karen Cullen, who is moving to a senior advisory role with the Ilitch companies and will remain president of Ilitch Charities.
MINNEAPOLIS—Dolan Media Company, a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial and real estate sectors, has appointed John Waelti as its director of investor relations. Until recently Waelti was director of investor and public relations for Virtual Radiologic Corp. Previously he was director in Financial Relations Board's investor relations practice, based in Chicago. Earlier in his career he was a television journalist in Minnesota and a radio journalist in the Dallas/Ft.Worth market.