SAN FRANCISCO: Levi Strauss & Co. has hired Jill Nash as chief communications officer and VP of corporate affairs. Nash recently left Yahoo, where she was chief communications officer and led the company’s worldwide communications efforts. Prior to working at Yahoo, Nash was VP of global communications for Gap Inc.
SANTA CLARA, CA: Brad Williams, VP of corporate communications at Yahoo, will be acting as head of the company’s corporate communications team while a long-term plan is finalized, Williams told PRWeek. Jill Nash, head of PR for Yahoo, announced she was departing from the company earlier this month.
SANTA CLARA, CA: Jill Nash, head of PR for Yahoo, is leaving the company. Brad Williams, VP of corporate communications at Yahoo, confirmed the news to PRWeek after multiple news sources had reported it. Nash’s title is chief communications officer and SVP. Williams said Nash would remain in place for most of the month while the company transitions her post. Yahoo has yet to name an interim or permanent successor for Nash’s position, he added. Williams, along with about three others VPs, report directly to Nash.
MWW hires Sarfaty as EVP
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: MWW Group hired Ruth Sarfaty, a former VP of corporate comms at both Yahoo and AOL, as EVP and head of its media strategies practice, a newly created position. Sarfaty, who officially began August 18, will work to create the firm’s media strategies in coordination with account teams. Most recently, Sarfaty was president of her own firm, Sarfaty PR, after leaving Yahoo in February 2008.
Denham joins Kountoupes as principal
WASHINGTON: Lori Denham joined government affairs firm Kountoupes Consulting as a principal. Denham previously was EVP of government affairs and industry operations for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Kountoupes clients include Yahoo, Freddie Mac, AdvaMed, and Best Buy.