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Roll Call: MTV and Global Strategy Group

Jason Rzepka has taken on a larger role at MTV as senior vice president, brand communications and public affairs. In this expanded new position, Rzepka will oversee all corporate communications functions for MTV, including setting external and internal communications strategies for the brand, its various screens and businesses. He will also continue to oversee MTV’s public affairs department and the strategic direction of all “pro-social” campaigns across MTV, mtvU and MTV’s digital properties. Jennifer Solari has also been named vice president for program publicity and communications for MTV. Based in Santa Monica, Solari will oversee all the publicity and communications functions for MTV’s west coast office. She joins the company from CBS Television Studios. Additionally, MTV announced two key promotions with Janice Gatti named vice president of MTV/MTV2/mtvU communications and Noopur Agarwal upped to vice president, MTV public affairs. Both previously served as senior directors in their respective departments. (Release)

Charlie Perkins joins Global Strategy Group as managing director. Perkins, a seasoned communications executive with a distinguished career in reputation management, will be based in the New York office. Perkins most recently served in top corporate communications positions at Baker & McKenzie and Ernst & Young. He has also held leadership posts at several of the PR profession’s largest global agencies. (Release)

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