NEW YORK—Stacy Nobles (pictured) has been promoted to director of communications for Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the US-based division of Wolters Klewer, the Dutch global information services company. Nobles is responsible for leading all aspects of both internal and external communications throughout the company. She has been with WK CLS for six years, and earlier held agency positions with Peppercom, Connecting Point Communications and The Ruth Group.
CINCINNATI—The Kroger Co., which operates several grocery retail brands in 31 states, has added Keith Dailey as director of external corporate communications, responsible for national media corporate communications. He will also serve as the company's spokesperson. Previously, Dailey served as Communications Director and was senior staff member for former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.
MEMPHIS, TN—Kimberly Ovitt has been appointed senior vice president of public relations at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Ovitt will oversee public relations and communication strategies for the hospital. Ovitt comes to St. Jude from Arizona State University, where she led launch communications for ASU's premier multidisciplinary research institute, the Biodesign Institute. She also served for nine years as communication director for Phoenix Children's Hospital.
AUSTIN—Medigap insurance company Insuraprise has hired Steven Phenix as public relations/social media director. Before joining Insuraprise, Phenix was a founding principal at ViaMetric, an Austin -based lead generation firm. Concurrently, at his own firm, Phenix Public Relations, he developed social media solutions for traditional PR firms nationwide. Prior to this, he managed large accounts for agencies, including Future-Works.