COLORADO SPRINGS—Janet Stevens has joined the Space Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that advances space-related endeavors, as director, communications and public outreach. Stevens is responsible for supporting the Space Foundation's mission through relationships with targeted constituent groups, including the media. Stevens most recently was senior vice president, public relations for Idearc, provider of Superpages.com and publisher of Verizon Yellow Pages. Prior to that, Stevens held multiple public relations, communications, and advertising positions with GTE and Verizon.
BROOMFIELD, CO—ARCA biopharma, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, has named Derek Cole vice president, investor relations and corporate communications. Cole will be responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic communications efforts that support ARCA's business objectives to all key stakeholders, including the investment community, media and employees. Before joining ARCA, Cole served as vice president, investor relations and corporate communications for Allos Therapeutics and previously he headed the investor relations and corporate communications function at Myogen.
LONDONDERRY, NH—Jill Sullivan Grueter has been promoted to vice president of communications at HireAbility.com. Before this promotion, Sullivan Grueter was director of marketing and technical communications for the past two years at the company, a leader in recruitment networking and training. Sullivan Grueter joined HireAbility.com in 2006 charged with building brand equity for the company’s existing services and bringing to market a virtual training division.