WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ—Dave Buchko is assuming a new role as communications manager, West, at BMW of North America. Buchko will be based in the new Western region sales office in Newbury Park, Cal, returning to the West Coast from his current role in BMW product and technology communications. He will cover the full spectrum of BMW Group activities, including design, advanced technology, engineering and sales.
WASHINGTON, DC—CTIA-The Wireless Association has added Stephanie Mathews O'Keefe as senior vice president and chief communications officer. Mathews O'Keefe will be lead the association's trade show, public affairs, philanthropy, membership and outreach efforts. She joins CTIA from the American Bankers Association, where she was executive vice president of communications.
ARLINGTON, VA—The American Anthropological Association has appointed Jeff Martin as its new director, communications and public affairs, responsible for directing the Association’s media outreach, public education, and government relations programs. Before joining AAA, Martin has served in public relations capacities for the Council on Foundations, The Nature Conservancy, and Peace Corps. He has also worked with international firms including Bozell Kenyon & Eckhardt and Edelman.
WARREN, MI—Art Van Furniture has promoted Diane Charles to vice president of corporate communications. Charles has served as the director of corporate communications for Art Van Furniture since 2009, responsible for elevating Art Van Furniture's brand awareness and reputation through media relations, community partnerships, internal and external communications, and event marketing. Prior to joining Art Van Furniture, Diane spent more than 25 years in television broadcasting.
The SABRE Awards is the world's largest PR awards program, running across six continents. 2016 details now available.