LAS VEGAS — Fusion Bank has appointed Charlotte Luer as chief marketing officer. Most recently, Luer was senior VP of the agency Public Communications. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in marketing and investor relations in the financial sector.

NEW YORK — The investment firm Värde Partners has hired Andrea Raphael as global head of communications and public affairs. Based in Värde’s New York office, Raphael will develop and lead communications and branding efforts across all regions and investing segments. She was with Goldman Sachs for 17 years serving in various communications roles, most recently as managing director in corporate communications.

VANCOUVER — Auryn Resources has named Natasha Frakes as its manager of corporate communications. Frankes is an experienced broadcast journalist, most recently working as a host for Market One Media, in which she interviewed mining executives for broadcast on Canada’s national business news network (BNN). She is now the main point person for the development, implementation, and management of external communications and investor relations strategies.