People News in Brief (July 30, 2007)
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People News in Brief (July 30, 2007)

New personnel in new roles at Cartoon Network, Access Communications, and Rogers Corporation.

Paul Holmes

ATLANTA—James Anderson, former vice president of public relations for the Cartoon Network, has been promoted to senior vice president of public relations for Turner Animation, young adults and kids media.  In his new role, Anderson is responsible for supporting Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim: the websites Cartoonnetwork.com and AdultSwim.com; and animation production facilities in Burbank and Atlanta. Anderson joined Turner Broadcasting in 2005 and was previously senior vice president of public relations at Carsey-Werner in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK—San Francisco-based technology and consumer tech specialist Access Communications has hired Brian Regan as senior vice president and general manager of its New York office. He will spearhead business development efforts in New York. Regan joins the agency from Global Fluency, where he was he was responsible for growing and managing a network of 70 independent marketing communications firms in 40 countries. Prior to Global, Regan worked with several other major agencies, including Hill & Knowlton and Rogers & Cowan. On the client side, he spent three years as a vice president of corporate communications with the Virgin Entertainment Group.

ROGERS, CT—William Tryon has been named manager of investor and public relations for Rogers Corporation, a leader in the development and manufacture of high performance, specialty-material-based technology products. He replaces Edward Joyce who has been appointed to a new position within the company’s new business development group. Tryon will work closely with Rogers’ senior management to communicate the Rogers’ performance and growth strategies to shareholders, the investment community and the media. He will also be responsible for managing financial, investor and compliance-related public relations. He has spent five years with Rogers since joining from Amgraph Packaging, a privately owned specialty packaging converting company.

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