People News in Brief (July 2, 2007)
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People News in Brief (July 2, 2007)

Veteran White House correspondent Ron Hutcheson is leaving his job in the Washington, D.C., bureau of McClatchey Newspapers to join WPP-owned public affairs powerhouse Public Strategies.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Veteran White House correspondent Ron Hutcheson is leaving his job in the Washington, D.C., bureau of McClatchey Newspapers to join WPP-owned public affairs powerhouse Public Strategies. Hutcheson began his career at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1980, moving to the capital in 1985 as a Star-Telegram correspondent. Later, he became a Washington correspondent for Knight Ridder, and later McClatchy. He has spent the past six years covering the Bush administration.

NEW YORK—Matthew Gould has been named vice president of corporate communications for MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Gould will oversee all aspects of organizational communication and serve as the primary media liaison for MLBAM.  Gould joined MLBAM in April 2005 as assistant managing editor, where he oversaw the launch and development of the company’s web development partnership with Minor League Baseball and its member clubs. Prior to joining MLBAM, he spent 10 years in a variety of roles within the public relations department for the Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. National Nuclear Safety Administration has named David Campbell director of congressional, intergovernmental and public affairs. The NNSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and Campbell will be responsible for the NNSA’s communications and interactions with external audiences, including the U.S. Congress; state, tribal and local governmental and the media. Prior to joining NNSA, Campbell was vice president of government and international relations for Weston Solutions, a national environmental response and remediation, construction and redevelopment company> Earlier, he was manager of external corporate affairs for British Nuclear Fuels Group, USA, and a senior program manager for Science Applications International Corporation.

MATTHEWS, N.C.—Family Dollar Stores, a discount store chain with 6,300 stores in 44 states, has promoted Kiley Rawlins to vice president of investor relations and communications. She will continue to have responsibility for investor relations, media relations and corporate communications and will report to Ken Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Rawlins began her career with Family Dollar in April 2005 as divisional vice president, communications. Prior to joining the company, she was senior valuation officer for Mercury Investment Group, an investment management company in Memphis, Tenn.

NEW YORK—LVM Group has promoted Rachel Antman to account director. Antman joined LVM Group in 2004 after four years at Weber Shandwick in London and in Washington, D.C. 

DAYTON, OH— John Hourigan, director of corporate communications for NCR Corporation, is leaving to take a senior communications role at Arrow Electronics, handling media relations and shareholder information for the New Jersey-based company.


 

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