Holmes Report 29 May 2011 // 11:00PM GMT
NEW YORK—Catherine Bomboy Dougherty has been promoted to senior vice president global communications for M•A•C Cosmetics. Dougherty will report to global brand president Karen Buglisi and Marianne Diorio, senior vice president global brand communications and corporate image, The Estée Lauder Companies. Dougherty has been the vice president global communications, international for M•A•C Cosmetics for the past two years overseeing the communications activity for Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia/Pacific and Latin America.
BALTIMORE—Glenn Bieler, currently associate vice president for university marketing and communications at Case Western Reserve University, has been appointed vice president for communications and public affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Bieler will lead the communications and public affairs unit in the university’s central administration and encourage collaboration with communications teams located throughout the university.
MONTREAL—Canadian forest products company Tembec has appointed Linda Coates as corporate vice president, communications and public affairs. Coates has worked with companies in mining and metallurgy, cement and related products as well as high technology manufacturing. At Tembec, she will be responsible for corporate communications, public relations and government relations.
TAMPA, FL—TECO Energy has named Cherie Jacobs as manager of media and public relations. Jacobs comes to TECO Energy with a background in the electric utility business and extensive experience in the media and business communications. Her most recent work experience includes seven years as spokeswoman for Progress Energy Florida. Prior to joining Progress Energy, Cherie was a journalist with the Tampa Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The (Lakeland) Ledger.
SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology has appointed Renaldo Juanso as vice president of communications and marketing. Juanso will lead a team responsible for marketing, public relations, web strategy, member communications, patient education and advocacy communications. Prior to joining the Academy he was vice president of corporate communications for AB SCIEX, a global life sciences company that is part of Danaher Corporation.
VOORHEES, NJ—New Jersey American Water has named Bill Walsh as vice president of government affairs. Formerly the director of state public affairs at Public Service Electric Enterprise Group, Walsh will be responsible directing the company’s government affairs programs, representing the company to state government and municipal officials, maintaining relations with the municipalities the New Jersey American Water serves, and helping to identify growth opportunities.
DENVER—The IMA Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, has named Ruth Rohs as vice president of corporate communications and executive director of the IMA Foundation. She will direct strategic communications functions including branding, public relations, community relations, social media and marketing and will also guide IMA’s giving. Prior to joining IMA, Rohs was manager of community relations for Comcast in the Mile High region and has a nonprofit background with organizations such as the Public Education & Business Coalition, Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry, and The Children’s Museum of Denver.