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Thu., Mar. 14, 2013
'The Dean' Returns to AIA
By Kevin McCauley
 

Joe DiGiovanni is returning to the American Insurance Assn. on April 1 after a dozen years. He will take the senior VP for state affairs.

He’s departing the VP-PA position at Liberty Mutual Group, where he headed that property and casualty insurer’s 50 state outreach effort.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Mar. 13, 2013
NBC Digital EIC Moves to Cancer Center
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jennifer SizemoreJennifer Sizemore, who was editor-in-chief at NBC News Digital, has taken the VP-communications post at the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She assumes the position on April 17.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013
Meehan Returns to Sloan-Kettering
By Kevin McCauley
 
Avice MeehanNew York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has rehired Avice Meehan as VP-communications/CCO to lead the hospital's recently consolidated PR, PA and marketing efforts.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013
NBCU Creates University Outreach Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Greg JacksonNBCUniversal has hired Greg Jackson for the newly created VP-university outreach position. His role is to serve as liaison with colleges to educate students on legal ways to obtain digital movies, TV programs and other online material. Jackson reports to Rick Cotton, executive VP/general counsel.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013
Cunningham Pilots DriveCam PR
By Greg Hazley
 
DriveCam, which makes video and data recorders for vehicles, has brought in Julie Cunningham, a former managing director for The Blueshirt Group and wireless sector communications exec, to head corporate communications.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., Mar. 11, 2013
Dach to Depart Wal-Mart
By Kevin McCauley
 
Leslie DachLeslie Dach, the former Edelman/Washington chief who moved to Wal-Mart in 2006 to upgrade the battered image of the retail giant, is leaving his executive VP-corporate affairs post in June.

The New York Times (March 9) credited Dach with "polishing the company's image through energy conservation, environmentally friendly packaging and philanthropy." programs.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Mar. 6, 2013
Forbes, Barron's Pro Joins Brunswick
By Kevin McCauley
 
Eric SavitzEric Savitz, who spent nearly 30 years in financial and technology journalism mostly at Forbes and Barron’s, has joined Brunswick Group in San Francisco as partner.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Mar. 5, 2013
Antenna Attracts Leonard
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Antenna Group, the high-tech unit of New Jersey-based Beckerman, has recruited 25-year PR veteran Anna Cahill Leonard for the president post, a new position.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., Mar. 4, 2013
Ullyot Raises PR at High Lantern
By Greg Hazley
 
John ullyotJohn Ullyot, a corporate, political and agency exec, has left a senior VP role at Hill+Knowlton Strategies for High Lantern Group in D.C.

Ullyot exits H+K after five years. He directed the office's public affairs and crisis communications units and has worked crises for clients like DHL, Ford, Pfizer and the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Mon., Mar. 4, 2013
Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group Hires Ex-DeLay Aide
By Kevin McCauley
 

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns has hired Thorsen French Advocacy to lobby in favor of legislation to require background checks for all firearms purchases.

MAIG contends that background checks are the single most effective answer to the gun violence, which results in the deaths of 33 Americans who are murdered by guns each day.
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Mon., Mar. 4, 2013
Weber Shandwick Consumer Boss Returns to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 

Lisa Sepulveda, Weber Shandwick's consumer marketing president, has returned to Edelman after a seven-year split.

She takes on the global client relationship management slot responsibility effective March 25.  That group includes 17 clients (GE, Microsoft, eBay, HP) that generates 30 percent of Edelman’s revenues.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Fri., Mar. 1, 2013
Ex-Dow Jones, Nasdaq Pro to Brunswick
By Kevin McCauley
 
Bethany Sherman

Bethany Sherman, who was chief communications officer at Dow Jones & Co., has joined Brunswick Group in New York to advise corporate clients and deal with issues management.

She had been in charge of global PR for Dow Jones (now News Corp.) properties such as the Wall Street JournalBarron’s and Dow Jones Newswires.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Fri., Mar. 1, 2013
RLM Adds Former Specter Aide to Bolster DC
By Greg Hazley
 
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Scott Hoeflich, former communications director to Sen. Arlen Specter, has moved to RLM Finsbury in Washington as a senior VP.

Hoeflich has been a senior associate at D.C. public affairs shop IKON, handling transportation and pharmaceutical clients for the past two years.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Muscato Named PR Chief for Atheists
By Kevin McCauley
 
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Dave Muscato, has been named PR director of American Atheists, the Cranford, N.J.-based organization founded 50 years ago by Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

He had been network coordinator at Secular Student Alliance’s Kansas/Missouri chapter in Columbia.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Rosenberg Heads to Allison in New Post
By Greg Hazley
 
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Lisa Rosenberg, a 21-year Porter Novelli alum who recently led Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s North American operation, is slated to join Allison + Partners in the new post of chief creative officer.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Former Disney PR Pro to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
Kathryn Kranhold, a former senior VP-corporate communications at Walt Disney Co., is joining Edelman March 1 as executive VP in Los Angeles.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
Nides Returns to Morgan Stanley
By Greg Hazley
 

tom nidesFormer Burson-Marsteller CEO Tom Nides is returning to Morgan Stanley after a a stint in the Obama State Department.

Nides, a financial sector vet, did an eight-month stint atop Burson in 2005 after he was recruited by Howard Paster.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
EMILY's List Includes Stech for PR
By Greg Hazley
 
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Marcy Stech, who worked communications for the pro-Obama “super PAC” Priorities USA, has landed at EMILY’s List, a traditional PAC, as national press secretary for the group supporting pro-choice women Democrats.

Stech was deputy communications for Priorities USA during the 2012 election, joining the group after working press for Richard Blumenthal’s successful run for the U.S. Senate from Connecticut.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
Eagle Lands At H+K
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ron Eagle, who handled product publicity and the PlayStation Network for Sony Computer Entertainment America, has been named senior VP for entertainment and technology at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
Ault Returns to Weber Shandwick Canada
By Kevin McCauley
 

Trish AultTrish Ault has returned to Weber Shandwick Canada as executive VP/general manager of its Ottawa office and national practice leader of its Social Impact unit that is focused on counseling clients on key social issues.

She rejoins the Interpublic unit after a three-year stint of working at global development programs.
 
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