DeMaria leaves NASDAQ corp comms role

NEW YORK: Frank DeMaria stepped down as SVP of corporate communications at NASDAQ OMX this month, a company source confirmed.

NEW YORK: Frank DeMaria stepped down as SVP of corporate communications at NASDAQ OMX this month, a company source confirmed.

The company hired DeMaria for the role in June 2010. Previously, he served as head of communications at Newsweek starting in November 2008. DeMaria has also worked as SVP and global head of media relations at Thomson Reuters and director at Brunswick Group.

It was immediately unclear who would replace DeMaria in the role.

Silvia Dali, former VP of corporate communications and global broadcast media strategy at NASDAQ OMX, left the company to become head of corporate communications and brand at the Marsh & McLennan Companies last May. NASDAQ hired Joe Christinat as head of media relations and VP of corporate communications in June 2011, reporting to DeMaria.

NASDAQ withdrew a reported $11 billion bid to acquire the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange last May after the US Justice Department indicated it would file an antitrust suit to block the deal.

DeMaria could not be immediately reached for comment. Christinat declined comment on the issue.

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