Gainesville, Fla., – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) is thrilled to announce the recent election of three new Trustees to its Board. With the addition of these Trustees, the IPR Board of Trustees remains committed to the top research priorities of measurement standards, behavioral science, employee communications and digital media.
Arati Sontakay Randolph
SVP, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo & Co.
Arati Sontakay Randolph leads Corporate News, Enterprise Content, Executive Communications & New Media for Wells Fargo & Co. She is a Senior Vice President in the company’s Corporate Communications Group and is responsible for communications across the enterprise. A veteran of the company since 1997, Randolph has held several leadership positions including strategic communications for Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement businesses and public relations for Capital Markets, Investment Banking and International groups. Prior to joining the company, she was a business journalist for the Charlotte Business Journal. She was also adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Randolph serves on the board of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and heads the Budget and Finance Committee. She is a recipient of the 2015 OCA Corporate Achievement Award.
SVP, Communications and Brand Strategy, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
Erin Streeter serves as Senior Vice President of Communications and Brand Strategy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation’s largest industrial trade association. A veteran of high-stakes communications campaigns, Ms. Streeter is the association’s chief communications officer and reports to the president and CEO. As a member of the senior leadership team, she oversees the communications department, which encompasses media relations, public relations, executive communications, digital communications, social media and creative services. Prior to joining the NAM, Ms. Streeter served in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She also served as the director of media relations for the YMCA of the USA and previously as the deputy press secretary to Sen. Arlen Specter.
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Citizenship, Astellas Pharma
Moyra Knight directs a team of more than 30 employees with responsibility for communications related to medical and development, executive leadership, corporate citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), employee engagement and marketed products. She serves as president of the Astellas USA Foundation and will serve on the company’s Americas Operations leadership team reporting to Barretto-Ko. Knight joined Astellas in 2014 to develop and lead corporate brand initiatives and reputation management in North and South America as well as overseeing CSR, executive and employee communications and media relations. Knight’s experience includes corporate communications and community relations roles at Baxter International Inc., Ogilvy PR and Kraft Foods Inc. Knight received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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