October 31, 2011

Whitestone Named Director of Communications for the Americas for the Carlyle Group

Randall WhitestoneFirst reported in Politico’s “Playbook,” global asset manager The Carlyle Group has named Randall Whitestone as Principal and Director of Communications for the Americas.

Whitestone has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications and financial journalism and comes to Carlyle from Neuberger Berman where he served as Global Head of Corporate Communications.  He began his duties last week and is based in New York.

Carlyle Group logoWhitestone is a graduate of the University of Rochester and earned his MBA from The Wharton School.  (Politico’s “Playbook”)

March 07, 2011

Former Reagan White House Aide, DOJ and SEC Flack Kelly Promoted to Head of Communications and Public Affairs-Americas for Deutsche Bank

Frank Kelly First reported in Politico’s “Morning Money”, Frank Kelly, who for the past seven years has served as Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs-Americas for Deutsche Bank, has been recently promoted to the newly created position of Head of Communications & Public Affairs-Americas, based in New York.  In this capacity, Frank will continue to manage government affairs but will now also oversee corporate communications, branding and advertising, internal communications, and conferences and events management in the Western Hemisphere.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President & Head of Government Affairs for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and a member of the firm’s senior management team. Prior to this, he was with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. where he Vice President and head of marketing and communications for the firm’s global investment banking and capital markets group.

Frank previously served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as the Chief Spokesman and Deputy Director and then acting Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Policy Evaluation, and Research. He previously was at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant to the Director of the Office of Policy Development (focused on international issues including terrorism, narcotics interdiction, and intelligence policy).  He began at Justice as a speechwriter and spokesman for the Attorney General for international affairs.

Prior to this, Frank served as Deputy Associate Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Reagan Administration. He started in the Reagan Administration as a writer for President Reagan. He also served briefly as a writer for President George H.W. Bush before joining the Department of Justice.  (Politico’s “Morning Money”)

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