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Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Harper Trades Cleveland for Denver Schools PR Post
By Greg Hazley
 
maureen harperMaureen Harper, chief of communications for the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, is moving to the Denver Public Schools as chief communications officer.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Army Mulls Strategic Comms for Transition Program
By Greg Hazley
 
wtcThe US Army's Warrior Transition Command is mulling plans to enlist outside strategic communications support for its Warrior Care and Transition Program, encompassing units located at major military treatment facilities that treat and advise wounded and ill soldiers through the rehabilitation and medical care process.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
NBC's Todd Trashes Dysfunctional DC Politics
By Kevin McCauley
 
chuck toddOur political system is broken because professional politicians refuse to practice the art of politics, Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," told PRSA's National Conference on Oct. 13.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
B-M's Ex-US CEO Joins FP1
By Kevin McCauley
 
dave denherderDave DenHerder, a former Burson-Marsteller US CEO, has joined FP1 Strategies to build the Republican shop's public affairs capability.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Blog: Secret Service Scandal Weakens Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 

piersonPresident Obama appears indecisive following news of the Secret Service White House scandal, which is sad following his good leadership performances vis-à-vis Putin and ISIS.

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Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Heenan Graduates Harvard for Gates
By Kevin McCauley
 
christine heenanChristine Heenan, Harvard's VP-public affairs/communications, is leaving in February for a senior communications adviser slot at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Sep. 30, 2014
BerlinRosen Cooks Up Digital Unit
By Greg Hazley
 
joshua cookProgressive PR and political shop BerlinRosen Public Affairs has added Obama campaign alum Josh Cook to lead its new digital practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
DCG Gets 'Boots to Business' PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
 
bootsThe US Small Business Administration has awarded a seven-figure pact to The District Communications Group to handle marketing and outreach for a campaign to encourage entrepreneurship among veterans.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PhRMA's Bennett to Racepoint
By Greg Hazley
 
matt bennettMatt Bennett, senior VP of communications and PA for the drug industry trade group PhRMA, has moved to Racepoint Global as senior VP to lead its Washington outpost.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Blog: 'War is Powerful and Cynical PR Tactic'
By Kevin McCauley
 
dennis kucinichThe bombing of Syria will forever tarnish President Obama's legacy. It may help Democrats in upcoming Senate races in Red States, but the bombing may thwart Hillary Clinton's presidential dream.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Honick: Is Ed Snowden's 15 Minutes Over?
By Joe Honick
 
edward snowdenEdward Snowden exploded on all media with declarations the NSA was doing all sorts of nefarious things to Americans and major international figures. Whatever happened to that guy? Mostly, at this point: Why don't we seem to care?
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
Edelman Recruits PA Chief from APCO
By Greg Hazley
 
lvovichEdelman has brought in APCO executive director Stephanie Lvovich to be global chair of public affairs, putting an experienced European PA pro at the helm of its 275-staffer practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
New West Rolls Toll PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
east endNew West of Louisville is handling a $1.7M communications effort to educate the driving public about tolls on downtown bridges.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Holton Speaks for Spuds
By Greg Hazley
 
potatoSteve Holton, a former Capitol Hill aide, has joined the Washington-based National Potato Council as director of corporate and public relations.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Honick: Political Hatred Weakens US
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickAmerican political leadership fails to find some means to show we all care for the good of the nation more than knocking off political opponents.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
Blog: US Tells Obama to 'Man Up'
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaThe American people are turning up the heat on our reluctant commander-in-chief into escalating the war against the Islamic State terror organization.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
DCI Taps Digital Guru Zurn
By Greg Hazley
 
suzanne zurnSuzanne Zurn, GM for Virginia-based digital agency The Prosper Group, has moved to DCI Group as VP of digital.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Treasury PA Head to Glover Park
By Greg Hazley
 
lecompteJenni LeCompte, assistant secretary for public affairs at the US Dept. of the Treasury until last year, has landed at Glover Park Group as a managing director.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
US Sought Third Party Proposals to Burnish Key NATO Summit
By Greg Hazley
 
natoThe US State Dept. reached out to third party organizations like NGOs and think tanks month to boost public engagement and burnish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 2014 summit as the alliance faces a hefty slate of issues this week in Wales.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
Hotel Industry Books Smith for VP-Comms Slot
By Greg Hazley
 
chandler smithChandler Smith, communications director to Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), has booked the VP of communications slot at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Category: Public Affairs
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