Arend takes over comms at Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Heike Arend has taken over the running of communications at the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) in Nürnberg. She will be responsible for the marketing and strategic PR, and media and information departments. She was previously head of the board office at BA. The position became effective on 1 March.

The new head of marketing and strategic PR is Carsten Heller (PRR 1909, 29.2.04).

Bettina Schmidt remains head of media and information, although she has dropped her duties as press spokesperson and will concentrate on managing the central editorial team and internal communications. The former deputy press spokeswoman, Ingrid Kortmeyer-Pohl, is currently acting as press spokeswoman.

Commenting on Schmidt’s change of role, BA boss Frank Weise referred to the “very personal relationship that must exist between a press spokesperson and the chairman of the board”.

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