Beverly Hills, CA, March 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- United Brands, LLC and United Brands Worldwide today announced the appointment of three key consultants, Roger Pondel, Joanna Schiele and Donna Jolly.
Pondel will serve as strategic advisor to United Brands Worldwide; Schiele will serve as U. S. spokesperson for the company; and Jolly will serve as special advisor for social media.
“Donna, Joanna and Roger represent the best in their respective fields,” said Lyle M. Rose, president of United Brands, LLC. “These professionals add tremendous depth and experience to our growing team.”
“Joanna Schiele’s communication skills, intelligence and fine jewelry experience makes her a powerful asset to our company. Donna Jolly’s contribution in positioning the AGS Lab as a premium diamond certificate brand is monumental. Roger Pondel’s extensive experience involving consumer products and investor relations with public and private companies will be beneficial as we expand our projects and opportunities within the global investment community,” Rose said.
“We continue to attract and seek new, experienced professional talent, with expertise in management, developing branded projects and delivering exceptional results for our clients,” he added.
About Roger S. Pondel, Strategic Advisor
Roger Pondel serves as a strategic advisor to United Brands Worldwide. He is currently President and CEO of PondelWilkinson Inc., a Los Angeles-based strategic communications and investor relations consultancy. Pondel has advised numerous privately held and publicly owned, high profile consumer products and services companies, including Aramark, Barbeques Galore, Big 5 Sporting Goods, CKE Restaurants, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Grill Concepts, Hansen Natural, House of Taylor Jewelry, K2, Oakley, Neutrogena and others.
About Joanna Schiele, US Spokesperson
Joanna Schiele, née Joanna Joy Seetoo, serves as U.S. spokesperson for United Brands Worldwide. Schiele has a diverse background in the fine jewelry industry on both the creative and business sides. She is an award winning jewelry designer/goldsmith (AGTA Spectrum Award, multiple MJSA Vision Awards and more) and former retailer and faculty member of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. She has consulted for a diverse number of companies specializing in the areas of marketing, sales and public relations and has served as a regular guest host on shopping channels ShopNBC and Home Shopping Europe.
About Donna Jolly, Special Advisor, Social Media
Donna Jolly serves as special advisor on social media for United Brands Worldwide. Prior to her current position as CEO of Donna Jolly & Associates, she was the marketing director for the American Gem Society Laboratories. In her career, Donna has worked with a wide range of companies and brands, from some of the jewelry industry’s premier organizations, to self-help expert Lucinda Basset, and financial institutions Barclays and UBS. A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss, she is the author of Bourbon Decay, and writes “Audacious Ink,” a social media and content marketing blog.
About United Brands, LLC
United Brands specializes in creative management and concept marketing with a focus on creating new and unique opportunities for companies, brands and designers through such avenues as licensing, e-commerce, sales and distribution, product marketing and development, product sourcing and public relations. For information please visit United Brands online at www.UBworldwide.com. United Brands representatives will be attending the upcoming Basel Jewellery and Watch Fair this month to meet with existing and future clients and brands. Contact: Lyle M. Rose LR@UBworldwide.com USA +1.973.906.3618, Hong Kong +852.9833.5964.