RAMSEY, NJ—Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA has named Pattie Simone as corporate communications manager. She comes to KMBS with a background in sales, marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, freelance writing, building social communities and video production. In addition, Kristina Marchitto has joined as public relations manager after serving as the head of corporate communications and developing overarching communications strategies for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, and Karen Harris has been tapped as corporate communications editor.

SANTA CLARITA, CA—Princess Cruises has appointed Brian O'Connor as vice president, public relations.  He succeeds Julie Benson who will retire May 29, after 32 years of service, and will lead the team accountable for media relations, publicity, social media, community relations, ship introductions and special events. O'Connor joined the company in 2006 as director, public relations for Cunard Line.

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Waste & Recycling Association has hiredChristopher Doherty as vice president of communications and Jessica Mayorga as senior director of communications and marketing. Doherty most recently led communications and investor relations at Pendrell Corporation and previously has held communications leadership positions with Sprint Nextel and AT&T Wireless Services. Mayorga was previously senior director of marketing and outreach for the National Council of La Raza.

BURLINGTON, VT—The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation has named Karen Glitman as director of policy and public affairs. Glitman has served as VEIC’s director of transportation efficiency since 2011. In her new role, she will lead policy related to sustainable energy.