Matthew Bennett joined American University  as vice president and chief communications officer  and he will lead the division of University Communications and Marketing which oversees a cross-functional team of communications and marketing professionals who support engagement across the university. Bennett previously was executive vice president, global communications at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). There he served on the senior leadership team and led MPAA’s worldwide communications and digital enterprise, providing strategic counsel and support to the organization’s policy, legal and content protection operations.  Prior to joining MPAA in 2016, Bennett was senior vice president and managing director of the District of Columbia office for Racepoint Global, an international public relations firm.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that veteran communicator and former business journalist Tim Doyle has joined the Chamber as Vice President of Communications. Doyle joined the Chamber from Subject Matter, and previously held communications positions at Discovery Communications, the Glover Park Group and the Consumer Technology Association. Before transitioning to communications in 2010, he was a reporter for SNL Kagan, Forbes and Bloomberg News covering the intersection of business and policy. Doyle joined the Chamber follows the appointment of Sabrina Fang as Senior Director of Media Relations in May after eight years at the American Petroleum Institute and 15 years as a broadcast journalist. Other key leaders on the communications team include veteran media strategist Eric Wohlschlegel, Vice President of Executive Communications Courtney Felts, and Executive Director of Strategic Communications J.D. Harrison.

Amy Bobchek joined Advocado as Chief Revenue Officer.  Advocado is the SaaS company “transforming linear TV advertising into a real-time bidding trigger for search and digital advertising”. Bobchek most recently was a Director of Sales for Comcast Spotlight where she focused on acquisition and sales partnerships. According to a release, her efforts, “along with her team of 50+ contributors, took Comcast Spotlight to the number one position in the greater DC metropolitan area.”



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