Corporate People News In Brief (September 19, 2011)
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Corporate People News In Brief (September 19, 2011)

New people in new roles at Science Applications International, First Niagara Financial, San Diego Padres, Advanced Visual Systems, Visteon.

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MCLEAN, VA—Science Applications International Corporation, a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, has named Lucy Reilly Fitch as senior vice president, corporate communications, leading the company's media relations, employee communications, and corporate marketing. She comes to SAIC after 26 years in communications, most recently as senior vice president, corporate communications, at BAE Systems, where she also served as senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, she was the director, business development and strategic planning at Lockheed Martin aeronautics sector.

BUFFALO— David Lanzillo has been named senior vice president and senior director of corporate communications for First Niagara Financial Group. He most recently was director and vice president of corporate communications for Eastman Kodak, where he spent eight years. In his new role, he will be responsible for the company's internal and external communications, including philanthropy and sponsorships.

SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Padres have named Sarah Farnsworth senior vice president, public affairs, overseeing the communications, community relations and military affairs departments. Farnsworth spent the past 19 years in Washington, DC, most recently serving as deputy assistant secretary of defense for community and public outreach. Prior to that post, she served as chief of staff and senior advisor to President Obama's National Security Advisor General Jim Jones.

WALTHAM, MA—Advanced Visual Systems, a leading data visualization software and solutions company, has appointed Joe Drinon as vice president of communications. Drinon will oversee corporate and investor communication. He joins the company following a 37-year career as a financial advisor, having recently retired from UBS as a senior vice president of investments.

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, MI—Automotive supplier Visteon Corporation has named Charles Mazur as vice president, investor relations. Mazur will be responsible for Visteon's global investor relations program, managing relationships and communications with financial stakeholders and the broader financial community. He reports to William Quigley, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mazur most recently was vice president of investor relations and corporate communications for International Automotive Components.

 

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