DALLAS — The Borden Dairy Company has named Adrienne Chance (pictured) to the newly created position of senior director of corporate communications. Chance will be responsible for both the internal and external communications strategy at Borden and will be tasked with bringing Borden’s message to consumers while also strengthening the team. Previously, Chance led the communications team at the sports entertainment brand Topgolf. During the last six years, she oversaw communications through 36 venue openings, two acquisitions and a quadrupling of Topgolf’s workforce.

WASHINGTON —  Lauren Smith Dyer has joined the Alliance for Aging Research as its VP of communications.  Smith Dyer comes to the Alliance from the US Food and Drug Administration, where she served as a spokesperson for the agency on the commissioner’s senior media affairs team. Before that, Smith Dyer led communications, branding and reputation management efforts as director of communications for the Melanoma Research Foundation.

WASHINGTON —The Bank Policy Institute has hired Kate Childress as executive VP and head of public affairs. Childress will oversee government affairs, communications, and member engagement. She comes to BPI from JPMorgan Chase where she most recently served as chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s point person for the firm’s work with the business roundtable.

NORTHBROOK, IL — Astellas Americas has named Moyra Knight VP, corporate communications Previously, Knight served as executive director, communications and corporate citizenship for Astellas. In her new role, Knight will direct a team of more than 30 employees with responsibility for communications related to medical and development, executive leadership, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility, as well as employee engagement and marketed products.