TORONTO — Digital reading company Rakuten Kobo has appointed Marianne Hamilton chief marketing officer. Hamilton joined Rakuten Kobo in 2012 to increase the company’s brand presence through its global network of retail partners as VP of marketing. She succeeds Alan MacNevin, who has been newly appointed as chief operating officer.

BERKELEY, CA — Dynavax Technologies has named Heather Rowe VP of investor relations and corporate communications. In this role, Ms. Rowe will be responsible for communicating Dynavax’s business objectives and accomplishments to all key stakeholders, including shareholders, the investment community, media and employees. Previously, Rowe was senior director of investor relations and corporate communications at Five Prime Therapeutics.

SANTA MONICA, CA — dick clark productions has promoted Kelly Striewski to executive VP of communications & marketing. Striewski, who joined dcp in December of 2016, will lead marketing and publicity campaign efforts for all dcp programming including, Billboard Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and  Golden Globe Awards as well as the company’s overall corporate communications strategy.