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Last Updated: Tue., Apr. 23, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

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On the Move: Brunswick Taps Kate Holgate for Singapore Head; Hilton Names Armin Molavi VP-Global Media Strategy & Execution; IMF Fashion Hires Ian Edwards, an Alexander Wang Alum, Sr. Dir-Communs.

Fri, Apr. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kate HolgateBrunswick Group has appointed Kate Holgate, formerly office head in Singapore, to lead its Hong Kong office... Will Carnwath will succeed her as office head in Singapore... Hilton has named Armin Molavi, who was at Havas Media Group, VP of global media strategy and execution... IMF Fashion names Alexander Wang alum Ian Edwards senior director of communications.

On the Move: Hawaii Tourism Picks TV Anchor Marisa Yamane; National Club Assn. Hires Joe Trauger as VP-Gov't Relations; Clyde Group Lures PN's Anthony LaFauce and British Embassy's Kate Greer; APCO Adds Trio in London

Thu, Apr. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Marisa YamaneHawaii Tourism Authority names Honolulu TV anchor Marisa Yamane as communications/PR director... National Club Assn. recruits Northfield Strategies' Joe Trauger as VP-government relations... Clyde Group hires Porter Novelli's Anthony LaFauce and British Embassy's Kate Greer... APCO Worldwide adds trio in London.

On the Move: Sabrina Levine Communications Adds Vet Karen Amster-Young; International Dairy Foods Assn. Recruits Matt Herrick: French|West|Vaughan Ups Kristen Levine

Mon, Apr. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Karen Amster-YoungSabrina Levine Communications names PR veteran Karen Amster-Young to strategic advisor team... International Dairy Foods Assn. names Matt Herrick to senior VP-executive & strategic communications, a new post. He joins from Rockefeller Foundation... French|West|Vaughan ups Kristen Levine to president of FWV Fetching, pet and veterinary practice. She founded Fetching, which F|W|V acquired in 2017.

Conrad Hilton Foundation Lures Marshall Stowell; PR Talent Adds Zeno's Matt Batt; Buffalo Groupe Taps Derek Koenig for Creative/Content; Federal Advocates Hires Kip Talley as Govenment Affairs Leader

Wed, Mar. 27, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Marshall StowellConrad N. Hilton Foundation names Marshall Stowell its first-ever communications VP. He was VP-external affairs at Population Services International... PR Talent search firm recruits Zeno Group's Matt Batt to head Chicago operations... Buffalo Groupe names Derek Koenig creative/content czar... Federal Advocates lures Kip Talley, who was chief of staff for Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a strong ally of president Trump.

On the Move: F|W|V Names Natalie Best First COO; LEWIS Hires Gerard LaFond, Megan Maguire; MERGE Atlanta Recruits Joanna Horn; Allied Global Marketing Taps Rick Gomes for National Publicity Director

Fri, Mar. 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Natalie BestFrench|West|Vaughan names Natalie Best its first chief operating officer. She was executive VP/director of client services... LEWIS hires Gerard LaFond as senior VP from Weber Shandwick and Megan Maguire as Chicago head from MSLGroup... MERGE Atlanta recruits Joanna Horn from LEWIS for VP... Allied Global Marketing names Rick Gomes national publicity head.

Thorne Exits H&K for BCW

Thu, Mar. 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mark ThorneMark Thorne, global CFO and COO at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, takes same job at BCW, a fellow WPP unit.

On the Move: H+K Hires Molly Schlinger as US Creative Strategist; Walker Sands Ups Annie Gudorf; Spyglass Media Taps MGM Alum Kristin Cotich For Global PR

Tue, Mar. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Molly SchlingerHill+Knowlton Strategies hires Molly Schlinger for creative strategist post in the US. She was director of strategy & planning at Citizen Relations... Walker Sands, promotes Annie Gudorf to VP-PR... Spyglass Media Group eyes Kristin Cotich for executive VP-worldwide communications post. She had same position at MGM when it was helmed by Gary Barber, who heads Spyglass.

On the Move: Ketcham Hires Caio Bamberg to Head Brazil; M Booth Adds James Marshall Spector, Michelle Mason; Crosby Marketing Recruits Andrew Bellows

Thu, Mar. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Caio BambergKetchum has appointed Caio Bamberg Brazil chief executive officer, effective April 15. He succeeds CEO Valeria Perito and COO Rosana Monteiro, who will transition to advisory roles... M Booth hires James Marshall Spector as VP/creative director, Michelle Mason, VP/associate creative director... Crosby Marketing Communications adds Andrew Bellows to client services team in DC.

McConnell Spokesman Drives to Global Automakers

Wed, Mar. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Don StewartDon Stewart, longtime spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is heading to trade association Global Automakers, where he will be executive vice president, public affairs.

On the Move: Maccabee Ups Jean Hill, Adds Christine Scherping; Georgia Institute of Technology Hires Renee Kopkowski; BoardroomPR Recruits Mara Gordon; Zilker Media Brings On Sara Pence

Wed, Mar. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jean HillMaccabee ups Jean Hill to executive VP slot and hires Christine Scherping from Carmichael Lynch Relate... Georgia Institute of Technology adds Renee Kopkowski as VP-communications. She's a veteran of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and Mars Inc... Boardroom PR recruits Mara Gordon as digital PR specialist... Zilker Media brings on Sara Pence from Texas Apartment Assn. Education Foundation.