Corporate People News In Brief (September 12, 2011)
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Corporate People News In Brief (September 12, 2011)

New people in new positions at Subaru of America, Embraer and Hawaiian Airlines.

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CHERRY HILL, NJ—Subaru of America has appointed Sheriece Matias as manager of corporate communications. Reporting to the director of corporate communications Michael McHale, Matias will be responsible for the company's business and lifestyle media relations as we as strategizing the company's social media efforts. Before joining Subaru, Matias was corporate communications manager for Volkswagen Group of America, and earlier was publicist for Discovery Communication's Military Channel, HD Theatre and Investigation Discovery television networks.

FORT LAUDERDALE—Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has named Robert Stangarone as vice president, corporate communications, for North America, based at the company’s US headquarters. Early in his career, Stangarone was managing editor of business and commercial aviation magazine, and held senior communications positions with companies such as United Technologies (Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky), Rolls-Royce North America, and Fairchild Dornier. Since 2005, he served as vice president, corporate communications, for Cessna Aircraft Company.

HONOLULU—Ann Botticelli will join Hawaiian Airlines as the company’s senior vice president for corporate communications and public affairs, replacing Al Hoffman, who is retiring from the position. Botticelli will be responsible for internal and external communications, as well as government and community affairs. She is leaving her current position as vice president for community relations and communications at Kamehameha Schools. Earlier, she spent two decades as a news reporter in Honolulu, covering business, consumer affairs and state government.

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