LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.

NEW YORK: LinkedIn has promoted eight staffers on its global communications team.

The promotions include Blair Decembrele to director of editorial marketing and consumer communications and career expert; Suzi Owens to director of corporate communications; and Blythe Yee to VP of employee communications.

Decembrele is overseeing editorial for LinkedIn’s influencer program. The platform’s editorial team focuses on professional news and insights. She is also running consumer PR in the U.S. and brand partnerships.

Decembrele is reporting to Catherine Fisher, LinkedIn’s senior director of global integrated marketing and communications. Decembrele is based in New York and oversees three staffers.

She previously served as group manager and LinkedIn career expert for global integrated marketing and communications, and has held various roles since joining the company in 2013 as manager of corporate communications. Prior, Decembrele worked at Meredith Communications as senior communications manager.

Decembrele was a member of PRWeek’s Innovation 50 list in 2014.

Owens is responsible for overseeing communications initiatives for LinkedIn's consumer offerings and hiring marketplace. She is reporting to Julie Inouye, senior director of corporate communications and marketing at LinkedIn.

Yee is overseeing all employee communications at LinkedIn. She reports to Shannon Brayton, CMO and SVP of corporate communications.

LinkedIn said in April that it has surpassed the 500 million user mark. The platform was acquired by Microsoft last year for $26 billion.

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