Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department.

Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department.

Maria Ho has joined UMG as VP of corporate communications. She was most recently director of corporate communications for Zomba and director of artist publicity for Jive, and previously held posts at Artisan Entertainment, Sony Music and PolyGram.

Meanwhile, UMG has upped Grant Pavolka to director/chief of staff for corporate communications. He was manager of the department.

Both are based in New York and report to Peter A. LoFrumento, senior VP of corporate communications and public relations.