Lisa Fels, A/S, Environics Communications, to Brightline Strategies, Alexandria, Va., as VP forstrategic comms. and marketing. Shewas previously manager of media relations at Verizon and director at The Glover Park Group. Earlier stints included Porter Novelli in New York and Edelman in D.C. and New York.
Liana Lopez, who ran her own shop, Image HouseBrands, to Tampa Bay & Company, the tourism and economic development entity for the city, as directorof communications. She was formerly director ofpublic affairs for the city of Tampa.
Meredith Pruden, founder and CEO, MeritocracyCreative, to tech holding company East CoastDiversified Corp., Atlanta, as senior communication and media relations manager. ECDC is preparing tolaunch StudentConnect, a student safety technology,and Vir2o, a social engagement platform currently in beta testing.
Mark Sutherland, who led corporate social mediaefforts for Monsanto, to Elasticity, St. Louis, as chief communications officer. He was manager of publicaffairs for Allsup, PR director for JMM andmedia/gov’t relations director at RAD, all St. Louis-area companies.
Christina Baez to Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications, Miami, as an A/E handling Baptist Health International, Montpelier Plantation & Beachand Elite Island Resorts accounts, among other clients.
Dagny Akeyson, comms. and social media aide to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and CityController Wendy Greuel, to Fiona Hutton &Associates, Los Angeless, as an A/E.
Kaylynn Arnold, previously with JWT Action and BigRed Rooster, and Justin Brown, banker and research analyst at Jx4, to Innis Maggiore, Canton, Ohio, as art director and A/C, respectively.
Carol Cox to senior VP, external affairs and corporate comms., Life Technologies Corp., Carlsbad, Calif.She was VP of investor relations since December.
Andy Weitz, U.S. chief operating officer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to co-chair of the firm’sglobal corporate advisory practice, alongside vicechair Andrew Laurence. Weitz is initially focused on developing corporate services for clients in the U.S.region, while Laurence handles international markets.
Harry Hussain to head Weber Shandwick’s Edinburgh, Scotland, office as director. He joined the firm in 2010 from Lloyds Banking Group.
Suzanne Horsley, advertising and PR professor at theUniversity of Alabama, was recognized as a“Champion of Change” at the White House last month for her voluntary PR work for the AmericanRed Cross. In 2011 her PR class created “Dollar for the Next Disaster,” which resulted in a $2,000 donation to the local Red Cross chapter ahead of devastating tornadoes which hit Alabama the next day.