The nominating committee of PR Society of America, headed by Miamian Rosanna Fiske, meets today, tomorrow and Sunday in Chicago and appears on the verge of picking Kathy Barbour of Coral Gables as 2014 chair-elect. Coral Gables is just south of Miami.
The proposed combination of Omnicom and Publicis is being billed as a merger of equals but the pay packages of OMC CEO John Wren and CFO Randy Weisenburger dwarf the pay given to Maurice Levy of Publicis.
The company of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has hired Republican firm Shockey Scofield Solutions to kill any effort to tax emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, which contributes to global warming.
Senior VP of marketing and communications for marketing and directory giant Dex One Corp. moves to retrenching for-profit education company Education Management Corp. as senior VP of corporate communications.
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