Barbara Van Allen, from chief marketing officer, NISH, a nonprofit agency that creates jobs for people with disabilities, to communications sr. VP, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington. She succeeds Cheryl Crispen, who was named communications EVP for Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, New York, in July. Van Allen had worked on Capitol Hill as a sr. legislative advisor to various members of Congress. Details: http://bit.ly/amVeEQ.
Timothy Higdon, from external affairs deputy executive director, Amnesty International USA, to external affairs chief, Girl Scouts of the USA, New York. He has worked at IBM and in the US Army Corps of Engineers in the past. Details: www.girlscouts.org.
Anna Hedrzak, from head of membership, sales and marketing, European Wind Energy Association, to external relations manager, Brussels office, MCI, a global association management firm. Details: www.mci-group.com.
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Director of Communications, Women's Basketball Coaches' Association, Georgia. For more details and to apply: http://tinyurl.com/2boftby.
Communications Manager, American Society of Hematology, Washington DC. For more details and to apply: http://tinyurl.com/27hpzj5.
Corporate Communications Strategic Director, American Cancer Society, California Division, Oakland. For details and to apply: http://tinyurl.com/23splhj.