Corporate People News In Brief (May 19, 2014)
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Corporate People News In Brief (May 19, 2014)

New people in new roles at Securities & Exchange Commission, Ilitch Holdings, Purdue Pharma, Fusion-io.

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WASHINGTON, DC—The Securities & Exchange Commission has named Gina Talamona as communications director, reporting to chair Mary Jo White. Talmona will provide strategic advice on a variety of communications issues relating to the SEC’s mission to protect investors, facilitate capital formation, and maintain the integrity of the nation’s markets. Prior to joining the SEC, Talamona spent her public service career at the US Department of Justice, developing and implementing media strategies for high-profile law enforcement and policy matters.

DETROIT—Ilitch Holdings has named Doug Kuiper as vice president of corporate communications. Kuiper will oversee the organization's communications function, with a focus on a corporate initiative regarding the company’s commitment to Detroit and the region. Kuiper most recently was chief marketing officer at Covisint in Detroit after spending 14 years in leadership roles within the marketing and communications function at Compuware, which purchased Covisint in 2004.

PICKERING, ON—Purdue Pharma Canada has appointed Grant Perry as vice president, government and corporate affairs, reporting to Craig Landau, president and CEO. Perry comes to Purdue from GlaxoSmithKline, where he spent the last 15 years, most recently as vice president, public affairs and reimbursement. He also held roles with Industry Canada and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada.

SALT LAKE CITY—Data storage and deliver company Fusion-io has named Michael Mendenhall as executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer. Mendenhall formerly served as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer at Hewlett Packard. Before HP, Mendenhall spent 17 years at the Walt Disney Company, culminating in his positions as president of marketing and synergy for Walt Disney Studios and EVP of global marketing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. At Fusion-io he will oversee corporate marketing strategy, branding, advertising, digital marketing, social media, , corporate communications, analyst relations and more.

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