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Last Updated: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

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On The Move: North 6th Gets Moxie's Valerie Leary; Pace University Enrolls Jerry McKinstry as PA Director; Clarity PR Appoints YouTap's Jason Stark CFO

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Valerie LearyNorth 6th Agency hires Valerie Leary as director of demand generation. She joins from computer software company Moxie... Pace University in Westchester County names Jerry McKinstry as PA director. McKinstry was director of strategic communications at Harrison Edwards PR in Armonk & deputy communications director for ex-Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino... Clarity PR appoints YouTap's Jason Stark as CFO.

BCW, Chevron PA Pro Moves to Mercury

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steve BurnsSteve Burns, who has been BCW’s west coast public affairs lead since 2014, has moved over to Mercury Public Affairs, where he will be managing director of the firm’s Sacramento office.

On the Move: Avisa Partners Lures Eric Bovim with CEO Post; Phoenix Suns Net Dean Stoyer; Hall+Co. Tap Ashlee Dubreuil, Ivan Liu for VP Duty

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Eric BovimAvisa Partners snags Eric Bovim as CEO of its US operations. He joins Avisa from Signal Group, where he was managing director.....Phoenix Suns net Dean Stoyer for chief marketing & communications spot. He was VP-brand communcations at Under Armour... Hall+Co. tap Ashlee Dubreuil VP-luxury brands and Ivan Liu VP-business development.

On the Move: Ink & Roses Hires Zeno Group's Janine McCargo; Osborn Barr | Paramore Adds Gunpowder Inc.'s Tim Lindstedt; Oak Street Funding Recruits National Grid's Iliana Williams for CMO

Fri, Oct. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ink & RosesInk & Roses hires Zeno Group's Janine McCargo as VP, healthcare... Osborn Barr | Paramore raids Gunpowder Inc. and hires Tim Lindstedt for client services director... Oak Street Funding hires Iliana Williams as chief marketing officer. Williams comes to Oak Street from utility company National Grid.

On the Move: Ogilvy Taps Rachel Caggiano for DC Group Managing Director; Inspire PR Hires Marisa Long for Exec. VP Job; Stevens Group Brings In Greg Sherry; D S Simon Media Ups Mike Bako; North 6th Agency Promotes Jim Morris to CFO

Thu, Oct. 3, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rachel CaggianoOgilvy has appointed Rachel Caggiano as group managing director for its DC office. Caggiano comes to Ogilvy from fellow WPP firm VMLY&R... Inspire PR Group of Columbus, OH, has hired Marisa Long as executive VP. She was at the U.S. Green Building Council... The Stevens Group has brought on Greg Sherry, president of Sherry Communications Consultants, as an affiliate associate... D S Simon Media has promoted Mike Bako to VP, content and media strategy... North 6th Agency has promoted Jim Morris to chief financial officer. 

On the Move: ReviveHealth Recruits Lindsey Thompson from Marina Maher; 360 PR+ Ups Victoria Renwick, Mike Rush; US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Taps Luella Chavez D'Angelo for CCO

Tue, Oct. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lindsey ThompsonReviveHealth has named Lindsey Thompson executive VP, communications. Thompson was previously group senior VP at Marina Maher Communications, handling Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk... 360 PR+ has named Victoria Renwick and Mike Rush equity partners and executive VPs... The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has hired Luella Chavez D’Angelo as chief marketing and communications officer. D’Angelo joins the organization from Centura Health.

On the Move: Ketchum Hires Jeffrey Moran from Client, Pernod; FARE Recruits Steve Danon from National Restaurant Assn.; Nanotronics Taps Ogilvy's Mary Cunney

Mon, Sep. 30, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey MoranKetchum names Jeffrey Moran managing director of its consumer packaged goods industry offering. He was VP-PR & marketing services for Ketchum client, Pernod USA... FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) hires Steve Danon as senior VP-external affairs. He joins from the National Restaurant Association... Nanotronics taps Ogilvy's Mary Cunney as chief communications officer.

MMI Makes Malek CEO 

Fri, Sep. 27, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Maggie MalekMaggie Malek has been named CEO of Houston-based advertising, branding and communications agency MMI Agency.

On the Move: H+K Expands Duties of Richard Millar, Lars Erik Grřnntun; Markstein Names Keelie Segars CEO; DCI Hires Beth Miller as VP-Media Relations; BoardRoomPR Elevates Todd Templin to Equity Partner

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Richard MillarHill+Knowlton Strategies has expanded the roles of global presidents Richard Millar and Lars Erik Grønntun... Markstein ups senior VP Keelie Segars to CEO... Development Counsellors International hires Beth Miller as VP-media relations. She was at Skansa real estate development/construction outfit... BoardroomPR has elevated executive VP Todd Templin to equity partner.

Direct Impact Hires Obama Alum Myers

Tue, Sep. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sam MyersSam Myers, who held communications posts in the Depts. of Education and Commerce during the Obama administration, has joined Direct Impact as president. DI is the grassroots arm of WPP's BCW.

On the Move: Fender Ups Christina Stejskal; March Communs. Hires Kelby Troutman; R&J Strategic Communs. Vet Dan Johnson Takes PR Chair at North Jersey's Urban Land Institute; Perry Communications Brings On Kelley Rooney

Fri, Sep. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Christing StejskalFender has promoted Christina Stejskal to VP, communications. She's a veteran of DKC and PMK•BN... March Communications has hired Kelby Troutman as VP. He joins March from Nuance Communications, where he led global PR... R&J Strategic Communications' Dan Johnsonhas been named PR chair of Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey’s advisory board... Perry Communications Group has brought on Kelley Rooney as VP. She was at North State Solutions and Cornerstone Solutions

National's Murray Shifts to Shift

Thu, Sep. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rick MurrayRick Murray, who has led National PR’s Toronto operations for the past five years, is moving to Shift Communications, where he will be managing partner.

On the Move: H+K Ups Maria Kuzkina to PBN CEO; Amendola Communs. Promotes Marcia Rhodes to VP; Signal Group Picks Charles Cooper, Elizabeth Northrop, John Procter for MD Posts

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Maria KuzkinaHill+Knowlton Strategies promotes Maria Kuzkina to CEO of PBN H+K, which serves clients in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the former Soviet Union... Amendola Communications ups Marcia Rhodes to VP... Signal Group names Charles Cooper;MD/chair of the firm’s advocacy group and Elizabeth Northrup and John Procter MDs/co-chairs of its communications arm.

Patrón, Grey Goose CMO Joins Cannabis Company

Mon, Sep. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Lee ApplbaumLee Applbaum, former marketing chief for spirits giant Bacardi Limited, has joined global cannabis company Surterra Wellness, where he’s been named CMO.

On the Move: Current Global Taps Eddie Garrett for Exec. VP; Crosby Marketing Ups Gillian Pommerehn, Bridget Stockdale; Silverline Names Ellen Backus, Joey Marquart Heads of Chicago, Salt Lake City

Thu, Sep. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Eddie GarrettCurrent Global appoints Eddie Garrett executive VP, planning. He joins from strategy consulting firm 18 Coffees... Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Gillian Pommerehn to senior VP and Bridget Stockdale to VP... Silverline Communications puts Ellen Backus and Joey Marquart in charge of new outposts in Chicago and Salt Lake City. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: Streetsense Scores Edelman's Zach Tindall; Conference Board Calls on Chiqui Cartagena; Omnicom Nabs Erin Lanuti from Publicis; G&S Business Comms. Ups Caryn Caratelli, Stephanie Moore

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Zachary TindallStreetsense names Edelman's Zach Tindall managing director, west coast... The Conference Board hires Univision Communications' Chiqui Cartagena as chief marketing officer... Omnicom PR Group recruits Erin Lanuti from Publicis Groupe. She's a chief innovation officer... G&S Business Communications has upped senior VPs Caryn Caratelli, and Stephanie Moore shareholders, managing directors.