EL SEGUNDO, CA — Mattel has named Catherine Frymark executive VP, corporate communications. Frymark (pictured) will oversee external and internal corporate communications globally as well as the company’s philanthropic efforts, including the Mattel Children’s Foundation. Frymark joins Mattel from Discovery, where she most recently served as group senior VP, communications.

ATLANTA —Candace Steele Flippin has joined Acuity Brands’ leadership team as chief communications officer. Steele Flippin will be responsible for all aspects of Acuity Brands’ global communications strategy, including corporate communications, media relations, reputation, and brand management. She joins Acuity Brands from First Horizon National Corporation, where she served as executive VP and chief communications officer.

PRINCETON, NJ — KBP Biosciences has appointed Douglas W. Losordo, MD, to the newly created position of chief medical officer, effective immediately. Dr. Losordo, who will report directly to CEO Thijs Spoor, will lead all global clinical development and regulatory initiatives for the company. Dr. Losordo is an accomplished physician and healthcare executive with more than 20 years of academic research, clinical and corporate experience.