Corporate People News in Brief (September 22, 2008)
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Corporate People News in Brief (September 22, 2008)

Johnson Controls has elected Jacqueline Strayer vice president, communication; plus new people in new positions at The Recording Academy, the Southeastern Conference, and BorgWarner.

Paul Holmes

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls has elected Jacqueline Strayer as a corporate officer and named her vice president, communication. She will lead the company's communications function, succeeding Denise Zutz, who will retire at the end of this year. Strayer was previously vice president, corporate communications, for Arrow Electronics.


SANTA MONICA, CA—The Recording Academy has named Barb Dehgan as its vice president, communications and media relations. Dehgan, who recently has served as senior director of communications and media relations, will continue reporting directly to chief marketing officer Evan Greene. Dehgan joined The Recording Academy in 2000 and she spearheads overall communications and media relations strategy and crisis communications for The Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy.


BIRMINGHAM, AL—Craig Pinkerton, associate sports information director at the University of Tennessee for the past eight years, has been named director of media relations for the Southeastern Conference office. Pinkerton will handle day-to-day media relations responsibilities for men's basketball as well as assisting in the oversight of the league's media relations staff.


AUBURN HILLS, MI—BorgWarner has promoted Scott Gallett to the new position of vice president, marketing, public relations and internal communications. Gallett also serves as a member of the company's strategy board and is executive champion for

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