Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon on Monday as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs, reports Politico. The new position brings the e-commerce giant’s worldwide public relations and public policy shops into one department under Carney. He’ll split his time between Seattle HQ and the D.C. office, where Amazon veteran Paul Misener will continue to run the company’s lobbying effort, stated Politico.
ICR announced two senior hires to its Corporate Communications Group. Crisis communications and public affairs veteran Michael W. Robinson joins the firm as managing director, and former business and financial journalist John Jannarone as senior vice president. Prior to joining ICR, Robinson spent nearly a decade at LEVICK, a Washington-based crisis and corporate communications firm, where he served as executive vice president. His career also includes senior communications roles with Freddie Mac, Hill and Knowlton Worldwide, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The NASDAQ Stock Market and Mobil Corporation. He started his career at The New York Times and shifted into public affairs with a role inside The White House Press Office, followed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Jannarone joins ICR after a lengthy career as a financial journalist with The Wall Street Journal and most recently, CNBC.