ARLINGTON, VA: United Service Organizations tapped Rear Admiral Frank Thorp as SVP of marketing and communications. Thorp reports to Sloan Gibson, president and CEO of the non-profit that supports US troops and their families. He was most recently VP of communications and government operations for off-road vehicle manufacturer AM General and previously served as senior spokesperson for the US Navy. He replaces John Hanson.
Thorp said he plans to hire a VP of marketing and communications, following the departure of Mark Phillips. Phillips was named SVP of marketing and communications at Conservation International, starting August 2. He reports to Peter Seligmann, CEO and chairman of the biodiversity non-profit.