SAN RAMON, CA: Russ Yarrow has left Visa International to join ChevronTexaco as manager of external relations, overseeing global media relations and executive communications. He will report to GM of public affairs Dave Samson.
Yarrow was at Visa for five years, most recently as SVP of corporate relations. Yarrow previously worked with Samson in Ketchum's San Francisco office.
Yarrow is one of several new additions to the company's PR team in the past few months. In January, Samson joined the company, as did Lisa Barry as VP and GM of government affairs. The company also recently hired Deb McNaughton, also from Visa International, as manager of internal communications.
Yarrow said Visa International is currently looking for his replacement.