WASHINGTON, D.C.— Elizabeth Kucinich is joining the staff of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as director of public affairs. Kucinich will raise awareness of the importance of healthful diets, preventive medicine, and higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. She previously served as an advisor to and congressional liaison for the president of the United Nations General Assembly. A longtime global health advocate with a commitment to child development and education, Kucinich has directed the Village Education Project in India and taught secondary school in rural Tanzania.
HEALDSBURG, CA—Veteran wine industry publicist George Rose has been hired by J Vineyards & Winery to head its trade and consumer public relations efforts. Rose, a first-level master sommelier and author of the 2008 Wine Country photo book, The Art of Terroir, brings more than 18 years of wine experience and media relations to J Vineyards & Winery. He previously was in a similar position at Kendall-Jackson.
SAN DIEGO—Qualcomm, the leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, has appointed Warren Kneeshaw as vice president of investor relations. Warren will transition into this new role during the next couple months, at which time he will oversee the company’s investor relations program and relationships with Qualcomm’s shareholders and equity analysts and the timely dissemination of information and data to these important stakeholders. Kneeshaw joined Qualcomm in 2003 and is currently vice president of finance within the technology licensing division.