ALVISO, CA—TiVo, the creator of advanced television services including digital video recorders, has named Steve Wymer director of corporate communications. He will lead external and internal communications efforts for the company based in its Alviso, Calif., headquarters. Wymer has been a senior advisor and communications strategist to three US Senators, most recently serving as communications director for Senator Mike Johanns.
WASHINGTON, DC—Blain Rethmeier has been named senior vice president for public affairs and government relations for the US Travel Association. He will lead lobbying, communications, grassroots and research activities for the group, which represents the $1.8 trillion travel industry. Rethmeier joins from the American Insurance Association, where he was senior vice president for public affairs. He succeeds Geoff Freeman, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of US Travel.
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Chicken Council has appointed Tom Super as vice president of communications. Super spent the last three and a half years at the American Meat Institute, most recently as vice president of public affairs, handling press relations and media outreach, and communications strategies around the Institute's legislative and regulatory priorities. Prior to joining AMI, Super spent six years at Greener & Hook, a Washington-based communications consulting firm and served three years on Capitol Hill.
BLAINE, WA—Mining company Tamerlane Ventures has named Brent Jones as director of investor relations and corporate communications, responsible for all aspects of communications with shareholders, media and all potential investors. Jones was previously responsible for Tamerlane investor relations from 2006 to 2009.
AUSTIN, TX—Forestar Group has hired Anna Torma as senior vice president, corporate affairs. Torma will be responsible for managing investor relations, corporate communications, environmental health and safety programs and corporate sustainability initiatives. Torma has an extensive background in real estate and natural resource related markets. Prior to joining Forestar, she had been providing forest products and homebuilder consulting and equity research through Torma Research, Soleil Securities, Merrill Lynch and TD Securities.