Yahoo hires two PR execs

SANTA CLARA, CA: Yahoo has hired Eric Brown, VP of corporate relations at NetApp, as SVP of global communications, according to an internal memo obtained by All Things D.

SANTA CLARA, CA: Yahoo has hired Eric Brown, VP of corporate relations at NetApp, as SVP of global communications, according to an internal memo obtained by All Things D. Brown, slated to start with the company in July, will report to Yahoo's new CMO Elisa Steele, according to the report.

Steele recently worked with Brown as SVP of global communications for NetApp, a position she left in March to join Yahoo. Brown is expected to take over the position left vacant after interim PR head Brad Williams' departure in April. Williams was the interim replacement for PR head Jill Nash who left in February.

Yahoo has also named May Petry VP of corporate communications, effective June 1. Petry, formerly VP of communications for Yahoo's mobile efforts, will report to Brown. In her new role, Petry will oversee Yahoo's corporate messaging, including financial communications and analyst relations. Petry takes the role formerly held by Brad Williams.

Brown was part of PRWeek's Technology Roundtable in San Francisco this spring.

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