Roll Call: Fox International Channels and Cardlytics

Fox International Channels (FIC) has announced the appointment of Cherry Yates to the newly created post of vice president, corporate communications, for the multi-media business.  This new global corporate communication function will spearhead a streamlined communications strategy across FIC’s more than 300 entertainment, sports, lifestyle, factual and movie channels, reaching more than 1.7 billion cumulative households worldwide in 180 countries. In her new role, Yates will be responsible for synchronizing internal and external communications efforts, working in close collaboration with publicity teams based in more than 60 offices across the globe. Yates will also continue in her role as vice president of global communications for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), leading its global publicity efforts in 170 countries and overseeing NGCI’s corporate communications within the international trade media. (Release)

Cardlytics announced a key executive leadership appointment. The company named Kirk Somers to the newly created position of chief legal officer, underscoring plans for aggressive growth going forward. Cardlytics has tapped Kirk Somers Esq. to serve as in-house general counsel, beginning July 2014. A legal professional with a spectrum of corporate legal skills and experience, from securities to intellectual property, Mr. Somers joins Cardlytics from Think Geek, where he served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer responsible for legal, HR and facilities. Prior, Kirk was a partner at FisherBroyles and executive vice president – corporate affairs, for Concurrent Computer Corporation. Mr. Somers has also served as the assistant general counsel for Melita International Inc., and started his legal career as an attorney in the U.S. Air Force. (Release)