Corporate People News in Brief (November 17, 2008)
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Corporate People News in Brief (November 17, 2008)

Busch Entertainment’s Sesame Workshop has named Patti Miller vice president of public policy, plus new people in new positions at Gulfstream Aerospace and Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Busch Entertainment’s Sesame Workshop has named Patti Miller vice president of public policy. Miller was previously vice president at Children Now, a California-based kids advocacy group campaigning for more educational children's programming. Miller will promote Sesame Workshop’s outreach programs on the state and federal levels.

 

SAVANNAH, GA—Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has promoted Heidi Fedak to manager, corporate communications, reporting to Robert Baugniet, director, corporate communications. In this new position, Fedak will be responsible for coordinating news releases and appointment announcements, responding to routine media inquiries and facilitating media interviews with senior management. Fedak joined Gulfstream in January 2008. Before that, she worked in the newspaper industry as an advertising writer, military reporter, regional reporter, business editor, regional editor and editor in chief.

 

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA—The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed Celeste White as director of communications, responsible for proactive programs directed at the North American and the United Kingdom markets. Her new duties will include supervision of the communications team, programming, budgeting, drafting media materials, promoting Bureau initiatives and representing the Bureau at key trade shows.  In addition, White will expand the Bureau’s social media focus. Previously, she has represented BEA Systems, Gundlach Bundschu Wines, SmartsCo Games & Guides and the San Francisco Zoo.

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