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Former Twitter comms veteran Carolyn Penner is headed to Dyson

Penner was most recently running comms and marketing at Vine.

Carolyn Penner

Carolyn Penner, who spent more than six years at Twitter and was one of the company’s earliest communications executives, has found a new job: She’s joining the communications team at Dyson, the tech company known for hardware products like vacuums and hair dryers.

Penner announced the new role in a series of tweets on Monday. She left Twitter last October when the company shut down Vine, the six-second-looping-video app where she was leading comms and marketing.

“‪‪I've been searching for a company that inspires me, a killer team, and work that challenges me in new ways,” she wrote in a tweet.

Dyson has been trying to highlight its research and development efforts, and is building a small team of Silicon Valley veterans to help spread the word. Dyson also hired Ricardo Reyes as its global head of communications earlier this year, after he held a similar role at Tesla.

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