United taps GM's Cervone as chief comms officer

CHICAGO: Tony Cervone is exiting his post as VP of global strategy and operations at General Motors to join UAL Corp., holding company for United Airlines, as chief communications officer and SVP of corporate communications on February 16. Cervone will have oversight of internal and external communications, media and PR, crisis communications, as well as partnership communications with the Star Alliance and Continental. He reports to Pete McDonald, EVP and chief administrative officer. GM’s VP of global communications, Steve Harris, will handle Cervone’s duties while the company determines a replacement strategy, according to Tom Wilkinson, director of news relations for the automaker. Also, the company announced an expansion of Rosemary Moore’s role as SVP of corporate and government affairs. Moore’s position will now have increased focus on industry, governmental and corporate affairs, as well as public responsibility. Reporting to Glenn Tilton, United chairman, president and CEO, Moore will oversee corporate image and reputation, CSR, and management of public policy issues concerning the company and the industry at large.

CHICAGO: Tony Cervone is exiting his post as VP of global strategy and operations at General Motors to join UAL Corp., holding company for United Airlines, as chief communications officer and SVP of corporate communications on February 16. Cervone will have oversight of internal and external communications, media and PR, crisis communications, as well as partnership communications with the Star Alliance and Continental. He reports to Pete McDonald, EVP and chief administrative officer. GM’s VP of global communications, Steve Harris, will handle Cervone’s duties while the company determines a replacement strategy, according to Tom Wilkinson, director of news relations for the automaker. Also, the company announced an expansion of Rosemary Moore’s role as SVP of corporate and government affairs. Moore’s position will now have increased focus on industry, governmental and corporate affairs, as well as public responsibility. Reporting to Glenn Tilton, United chairman, president and CEO, Moore will oversee corporate image and reputation, CSR, and management of public policy issues concerning the company and the industry at large.

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