Condé Nast Corporate Makes Two New Hires

New execs for special projects and corp. communications

Condé Nast has been on a bit of a hiring spree, announcing two additions to its executive ranks this week.

Today, the company said that it had named Patty Newburger to the newly created role of vp, special projects. Newburger, the former svp of Tribeca Film Festival parent company Tribeca Enterprises, will “help identify opportunities and implement initiatives supporting Condé Nast’s overall corporate identity,” develop content programming for the company’s corporate conferences and events, and “manage philanthropic activities and community-based initiatives” at Condé’s future One World Trade Center offices, according to a statement.

On Tuesday, Condé announced that it had found a new svp of corporate communications, Patricia Röckenwagner. Previously, she was svp of marketing and communications for The McGraw-Hill Companies. (The company’s current svp of corporate media relations, Patricia Steele, will report to Röckenwagner and continue to oversee press-related matters, Condé said.)

The new hires come just a month after Condé sent another one of its corporate execs, brand development svp Gillian Gorman Round, to Lucky magazine. Round was named general manager of Lucky—a first for any print-based title at the company—and put in charge of overseeing both the publishing and editorial divisions.