Holmes Report 08 Jan 2017 // 8:56AM GMT
CHICAGO—Energy giant Exelon has named Jean Medina as vice president of corporate communications, responsible for external communications, internal and workplace enablement and executive communications. She will report to Maggie FitzPatrick, senior vice president, corporate affairs and philanthropy. Medina most recently served as senior vice president of communications at Airlines for America, the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines. Prior to A4A, Medina was managing director for external communications at United Airlines.
NEW YORK—KPMG, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, has appointed Andrew Bowins as executive director of corporate reputation and digital engagement, leading a team focused on integrating digital and social media with traditional communications to promote KPMG's culture and reputation as an innovator and reporting to Chris Monteiro, the firm's chief communications officer. Most recently, Bowins was vice president, corporate reputation and communications at Samsung Electronics America.
Prior to Samsung, he was senior vice president, corporate reputation at MasterCard.
CINCINNATI—Retail giant Macy’s has named Cheryl Heinonen executive vice president of corporate communications. Heinonen will be responsible for corporate communications (both internal and external), corporate giving, corporate social responsibility, diversity, and associate giving and volunteerism, based in New York. Heinonen is currently senior vice president, corporate relations and chief communications officer at Avon Products and president of the Avon Foundation for Women.
FALLS CHURCH, VA—Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Tim Paynter as vice president of strategic communications, reporting to Lisa Davis, corporate vice president of communications, with responsibility for ensuring appropriate media coverage of the corporation and serving as the company’s principal spokesperson. Paynter joined Northrop Grumman in 2005 and has served in a variety of communications leadership roles in different business areas.
NORWOOD, MA—National Amusements, a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, has named Mark Malinowski as vice president of global marketing. Malinowski will oversee all brand initiatives and integrated marketing programs, including advertising, social media, digital marketing, loyalty programs, PR, and e-commerce, across the US, Latin America, and the UK. Most recently, Malinowski was senior vice president of partner innovation at M Booth, and has also held positions at Cone Communications, Ketchum and at Levi Strauss & Co.
VALLEY FORGE, PA—AmerisourceBergen Corporation has hired Keri Mattox as vice president, corporate and investor relations, responsible for the company’s relationships with the analyst and investor community. Most recently, Mattox served as senior vice president, investor relations & corporate public affairs with Endo International, a role she assumed following Endo’s acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, where she led the investor relations function.
SAN FRANCISCO—CamberView Partners, a source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and engagement, has hired Eric Sumberg as a principal, corporate communications to lead external communications for the company. Prior to joining CamberView, Sumberg served as press secretary and then communications director for New York City comptroller Scott Stringer. Previously, he worked for three years for New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
NEW YORK—Engel & Völkers North America, the North American operations for the European-based premium real estate firm, has appointed Katelyn Castellano vice president of communications. Castellano, former director of communications and events for Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, will be responsible for developing and leading communications strategies to solidify the company’s positioning. The firm has also established a partnership with Lumentus Social & Mission Control Marketing for PR and social media.
NEW YORK—The American National Standards Institute, the coordinator of the US voluntary standardization system, has hired Mary Saunders as vice president, government relations and public policy. Saunders is currently associate director for management resources for the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards & Technology and earlier served as deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and services in the International Trade Administration.
STAMFORD, CT—XL Group has appointed Abbe Goldstein to succeed David Radulski as director of investor relations. Goldstein joins the company from Ambac Financial Group, where she was managing director, investor relations and corporate communications. Prior to Ambac, Goldstein held investor relations and corporate communications roles at National Financial Partners, Revlon and Willis Group Holdings.
SUNRISE, FL—The NHL’s Florida Panthers have named Thomas Drance vice president of communications and public relations. Drance has a background in new media marketing and has spent the past six years working as a hockey journalist, columnist, editor and author, most recently for Rogers Sportsnet and the Triumph Publishing.