Newsmakers

Newsmaker: Steve Swasey, Kabam

Newsmaker: Steve Swasey, Kabam

As Kabam considers an IPO, its head of global corporate comms focuses on positioning the mobile gaming company as a top player in the entertainment sector.

Newsmaker: Matt Davis, Dow Chemical

Newsmaker: Matt Davis, Dow Chemical

As Dow Chemical evolves as a company, its head of public affairs and government affairs embraces challenges in order to enhance the brand's global footprint.

Newsmaker: Angela Watts, Spotify

Newsmaker: Angela Watts, Spotify

As Spotify focuses on attracting members to its digital-music platform, its head of global communications ensures that messaging is in sync and pitch perfect.

Newsmaker: Paul Bergevin, Intel

Newsmaker: Paul Bergevin, Intel

Just like one of its microchip processors, Intel's VP of sales and marketing and GM of global comms powers the messaging behind the tech giant's move into its next phase.

Newsmaker: Stacey Tank, Heineken

Newsmaker: Stacey Tank, Heineken

Heineken USA's SVP and chief corporate relations officer sets out to uniquely define the beer company's brands and elevate CSR messaging to consumers.

Newsmaker: Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross

Newsmaker: Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross

As she battles daily crises, the chief public affairs officer at the American Red Cross has found a winning formula by mixing tradition with an army of digital volunteers.

Newsmaker: Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel

Newsmaker: Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel

Using a strong reputation management strategy, Bechtel's principal VP, global corporate affairs, has constructed a new positive brand image for the organization.

Newsmaker: Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

Newsmaker: Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

Leveraging mobile as a key influencer tool, Mondelez's VP of global media and consumer engagement is the driving force behind real-time marketing efforts.

Newsmaker: Katherine McLane, Livestrong

Newsmaker: Katherine McLane, Livestrong

After being rocked by a leadership scandal, Livestrong's VP, comms and external affairs, is redefining the charity's message to show it is 'Still Strong' without its founder.

Newsmaker: Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae

Newsmaker: Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae

Utilizing a proactive and transparent comms strategy, Fannie Mae's SVP and CCO managed to resurrect the organization's image and win back praise from the media.

Newsmaker: Bill Plummer, Huawei

Newsmaker: Bill Plummer, Huawei

As he ushers in a new era of transparency to help dispel legacy allegations, Huawei's VP, external affairs, aims to be proactive on all communications fronts.

Newsmaker: K.C. Kavanagh, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Newsmaker: K.C. Kavanagh, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

With more than 1,100 hotels worldwide, Starwood's SVP of global communications checks in daily to ensure brand messaging is consistent across all channels.

Newsmaker: Robert Hubbell, Cantor Fitzgerald

Newsmaker: Robert Hubbell, Cantor Fitzgerald

Building strategies based on integrity, the global marcomms MD at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and affiliate BGC Partners strives to put people first.

Newsmaker: Larry Solomon, AT&T

Newsmaker: Larry Solomon, AT&T

From implementing a war room at the telecoms giant to empowering employees, AT&T's SVP of corporate comms aims to connect people on a daily basis.

Newsmaker: Sue Hensley, National Restaurant Association

Newsmaker: Sue Hensley, National Restaurant Association

Sue Hensley, SVP of public affairs and communications at the National Restaurant Association, serves up healthy strategies as she gives the nation some food for thought.

Newsmaker: Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil

Newsmaker: Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil

Whether educating the public or engaging opponents, ExxonMobil's VP of public and government affairs brings a lot of energy to every discussion.

Newsmaker: Claire Dorland Clauzel, Michelin

Newsmaker: Claire Dorland Clauzel, Michelin

The comms and brand leader at international tire giant Michelin weaves mobility into every aspect of the company's internal and external strategy.

Newsmaker: Doug Michelman, Visa

Newsmaker: Doug Michelman, Visa

After helping steer Visa through significant change, the firm's head of corporate relations is evolving the brand by creating a fresh perspective through a unique lens.

Newsmaker: Laura Kane, Aflac

Newsmaker: Laura Kane, Aflac

The VP of corporate communications at insurance giant Aflac turns a potential crisis into a moment of PR inspiration, with help from the firm's feathered friend.

Newsmaker: Del Galloway, United Way Worldwide

Newsmaker: Del Galloway, United Way Worldwide

With 1,800 groups globally, keeping everyone on message is paramount for the largest privately supported nonprofit in the world, but its VP of comms relishes the size of the challenge.

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