AUSTIN, TX: Three months after Dell shook up its global communications team, the computer giant's former communications VP Tim Doke has joined Freescale Semiconductor.
In that shakeup, Doke and Elizabeth Allen, VP of corporate communications, were reassigned to unspecified communications roles.
Doke confirmed he had joined Freescale as VP of corporate communications, but he declined to elaborate because the company is in a Securities and Exchange Commission- mandated quiet period. The company, a spin-off of Motorola, is preparing to go public.
Doke will report to chairman and CEO Michel Mayer and will oversee external and internal communications, government relations, public affairs and community relations. He replaces Nan McRaven, who will return to her previous position as head of government relations and public affairs.
In late March Freescale selected Lois Paul & Partners to handle its US corporate communications. The agency has handled product PR for Motorola's semiconductor division in the US for four years.
As for Dell, the company is reportedly still looking for a new head of communications. What led to Doke and Allen being reassigned remains unknown.
Doke left American Airlines as VP of corporate communications to join Dell in March 2003. Doke's arrival had put to rest rumors that Allen might be replaced. Dell acknowledged in 2002 that it was looking for a global marketing and communications leader above Allen, but the company called off the search.