jennifer banovetzJennifer Banovetz will join Ogilvy PR in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 in the senior VP/brand marketing group slot for its western region.

She is departing Edelman, where Banovetz was senior VP in its consumer brand practice and leader of Mattel's CSR initiatives.

Prior to moving to LA, Banovetz was in the Chicago office of the No. 1 independent handling brand-building programs for Dove's product line.

Her exposure includes the travel, automotive, consumer packaged goods, health & fitness sectors and assignments form Volkswagen, Nestle, Lululemon and Infinite Hero Foundation.

Banovetz also was senior account supervisor at Cohn & Wolfe (Chevron, Hilton Hotels) and PR staffer at Mazda North America (Mazda CX-7).

Ogilvy West includes LA, San Francisco, Sacramento and Denver. Nathan Friedman presides over the group.