KUALA LUMPUR—The Boeing Company has named Jim Schlueter vice president of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, reporting to Alan Mulally, Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, and Tom Downey, Boeing vice president of corporate communications. Schlueter will lead all Commercial Airplanes communications activities, including media relations, employee communications, executive communications and advertising. For the past two years, Schlueter has led Commercial Airplanes media relations and international and sales communications efforts. Prior to that, he was director of international communications for Boeing’s corporate offices. He has been with the company for more than 19 years, holding a variety of communications positions in the company’s space and defense businesses.
HONG KONG—Text 100 Public Relations has named Jeremy Woolf as managing consultant for its Hong Kong operation. He will lead Text 100’s team of experienced local consultants, developing client programs, and driving business development, and will continue to provide senior level consultancy to Text 100 clients in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific region. Woolf will report to Ava Lawler, APAC regional director. A seven year Text 100 veteran, Woolf most recently was Asia Pacific IBM client advocate, responsible for the company’s relationship with IBM across six Asia Pacific markets. He also oversaw Text 100’s global SMART PR methodology and PR automation development. He joined Text 100 as an account manager in the Sydney office in 1999.
SEOUL—The 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championship Bidding Committee has appointed Hill & Knowlton as its official global communications consultancy. Daegu, Korea’s third largest city, officially submitted its intent to bid for the 2011 Athletics World Championships in March. “Our partnership with Hill & Knowlton will allow us to leverage its expertise in international media relations to effectively communicate that the city of Daegu has the experience, all the necessary infrastructure, government backing as well as the passion to support the bid,” says the president of the Daegu Bidding Committee, Chong-Ha Yoo.