C.L. Conroy
C.L. Conroy

Public Relations Global Network elected C.L. Conroy president at its bi-annual meeting in Toronto. Conroy is president and CEO of Miami, Florida-based The Conroy Martinez Group. Christina Rytter, managing director and founder of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Scandinavian Communications, assumes the role of immediate past president and chair of the advisory board. Other officers named include: president-elect Aaron Blank, president/CEO of Seattle-based The Fearey Group; secretary Leeza Hoyt, president of Los Angeles-based The Hoyt Organization; and Sean Dowdall, general manager and chief marketing officer of San Francisco-based Landis Communications, Inc., who will serve as treasurer. PRGN’s three-day meeting also included break-out sessions on the #metoo movement, promoting news literacy in the age of fake news and creating a safe workplace for employees.

Matt Kellogg
Matt Kellogg

HSBC has appointed Matt Kellogg senior vice president, public affairs, based in Washington, D.C. Kellogg joins HSBC after serving at the U.S. Treasury as deputy assistant secretary, banking and finance, office of legislative affairs. Previously, he was senior policy advisor and counsel to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), general counsel at the Independent Petroleum Association of America and legislative assistant to Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). At HSBC, he will be responsible for coordinating prudential bank regulatory activity in the United States as part of HSBC’s global public policy and government relations team, and will advocate on behalf of HSBC with policy makers and elected officials.

Daphne Wang
Daphne Wang

Bully Pulpit Interactive has hired Daphne Wang to help manage the firm’s corporate communication capabilities as well as oversee clients and accounts in corporate reputation and public affairs. Wang comes to BPI from APCO Worldwide where she was senior director and head of key clients, leading large-scale, integrated global communications and corporate reputation programs for such clients as BlackBerry, GE, Mars, McCormick, the Near East Foundation, PepsiCo, RISE and Suntory. Before that, she managed communications and media campaigns for public affairs and consumer goods clients at Rogers Finn Partners.