ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group has named Michael Torres vice president of corporate communications, the Americas. Torres will provide counsel to protect and enhance the reputation of IHG and its family of brands for the region and will oversee internal and external corporate communications, including employee/organizational, crisis/issues management, strategic messaging, marketing communications and media relations. Previously, as senior director of global corporate communications at PepsiCo, Torres provided internal and external corporate communications. Before joining PepsiCo, he held several leadership positions at Anheuser-Busch and AB InBev.

LOS ANGELES—Barry Ziehl, currently head of worldwide public relations and marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products has been named senior vice president, public affairs and strategic initiatives for Warner Bros. Entertainment. He will lead corporate responsibility and philanthropy and sustainability initiatives as well as state and local government and community relations efforts. He will report to Dee Dee Myers, executive vice president, worldwide corporate communications and public affairs.

JERSEY CITY, NJ—SITO Mobile, a leading mobile engagement platform, has appointed Joseph Wilkinson as senior vice president of investor relations. Wilkinson will lead the development and execution of SITO Mobile’s investor relations strategy in partnership with SITO’s senior management. Wilkinson was most recently vice president of investor relations at Millennial Media. Previously, he was vice president of investor relations for XM Satellite Radio.