Alliance for Aging Research added Lauren Smith Dyer, MBA, as Vice President of Communications. Smith Dyer comes to the Alliance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she served as a spokesperson for the agency on the Commissioner’s senior media affairs team.Prior to her time at the FDA, Smith Dyer led the communications, branding and reputation management efforts as Director of Communications for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Smith Dyer is a former president of Washington Women in Public Relations, a member-based professional society in Washington, D.C., focused on cultivating female communicators and leaders. (Smith Dyer, shown above, was featured in a Cade Martin “Up Close and Personal” profile when she was with the Melanoma Research Foundation.)
Subject Matter added Audrey Chang as Senior Vice President – Strategic Communications, effective September 4th. Chang comes to Subject Matter following 17 years at The Harbour Group, the boutique Washington strategic communications firm, with her last six years there as Managing Director and, before that, was with the Washington offices of both Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy Public Relations.