SANTA CLARITA, CA — Brian O’Connor has been promoted to VP of brand and corporate communication at Princess Cruises. He previously served as VP, public relations as which he was accountable for strategic external communications; media relations, social media, issues & incident response, community relations and events including new ship introductions and inaugurals. His team now grows by five, adding internal communications that engage more than 30,000 employees at sea and ashore to his responsibility.
SAN DIEGO —- Bridgepoint Education has appointed Dori Abel VP of corporate communications. Abel will oversee and provide strategic direction to investor relations, internal and external communications, public and media relations, and corporate social media for Bridgepoint and its universities. Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Abel served as the senior VP of communications at Synchrony Financial, where she led the communications for the organization's initial public offering  and separation from GE, and supported its new brand creation and launch.

CHICAGO — RSM has named Dan Ginsburg its national public policy leader. In this newly created role, Ginsburg will be responsible for the firm’s public policy activities with a specific focus on issues of importance to middle market business leaders among other duties. Ginsburg’s career has included  He has held a variety of positions including a congressional assistant on Capitol Hill, chief speechwriter to the governor of Rhode Island and senior counselor at top PR firms.