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Warren Campaign Aide Joins Blue State

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Camonghne FelixCamonghne Felix, who was national director of surrogates communications, black media & strategic communications for Elizabeth Warren's presidential run, has joined Blue State in Washington.

On the Move: Kekst CNC Names Three Partners

Thu, Apr. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Elvira PignalKekst CNC names Elvira Pignal, Nathan Riggs and Anntal Silver partners... Green Flower Media, cannabis education platform, hires Lance Lambert as VP-marketing... Subject Matter recruits TogoRun's Jon Tilton as senior strategist, integrated campaigns.

On the Move: Actual Agency Hires Coyne PR's Katie Seifert

Wed, Apr. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Katie SeifertActual Agency hires Katie Seifert as VP. She joins from Coyne PR, where she handled Casio, IMAX, National Hardware Show and NY NOW... South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem names Ian Fury communications director. He worked for the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy group... Inland Empire Health Plan in Rancho Cucamonga recruits Michelle Rai as chief communications and marketing officer.

Famous Leaves CAVA for Glover Park Group

Wed, Apr. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ben FamousCAVA head of strategic communications and brand marketing Ben Famous heads to a vice president position at Glover Park Group.

On the Move: GCI Health Hires Edelman's Kuresman

Tue, Mar. 31, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ryah KuresmanGCI Health snags Ryan Kuresman, who was senior VP-health policy at Edelman, for DC post... Seven Letter, a DC-strategic communications/PA shop, adds Reingold's Morgan Dye... C-Strategies hires Cindy Klima, who was chief communications & marketing officer for the Illinois Tollway Authority.

Chicago PD CCO Splits for Fairfax County

Mon, Mar. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Anthony GuglielmiAnthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer of the Chicago Police Department, is shifting to the Fairfax County Police Department as head of communications.

SC Johnson Names VanderMolen CCO

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Alan VanderMolenAlan VanderMolen, former international president of WE Communications and vice chairman at Edelman, has joined SC Johnson as senior VP and chief communications officer, according to a company representative.

On the Move: Curley Company Hires CTA's Tina Anthony

Wed, Mar. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Tina AnthonyCurley Company, DC-based PA shop, hires Tina Anthony, who was digital strategy director at the Consumer Technology Assn... TeamSupport, a business-to-business focused customer support software solution, appoints Connie Glover as VP of marketing and communications... I-Mab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, taps Gigi Feng as VP, global head of corporate communications.

On the Move: Marinus Pharmaceuticals Names Sasha Damouni Ellis IR Chief

Thu, Mar. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Sasha Damouni EllisMarinus Pharmaceuticals appoints Bayer US veteran Sasha Damouni Ellis as vice president, investor relations and corporate communications... Wana Brands hires Joe Hodas as chief marketing officer... Virtas Partners recruits Heidrick & Struggles' Jon Harmon as director.

P&G's Buchholz Drives to GM

Wed, Mar. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Craig BuchholzGeneral Motors announced today that Procter & Gamble chief communications officer Craig Buchholz will join the automaker as senior VP-global communications on April 1. P&G ups Damon Jones to succeed Buchholtz.

On the Move: Lippe Taylor Taps Emily Buchanan for New Minneapolis Outpost

Wed, Mar. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Emily BuchananLippe Taylor hires Carmichael Lynch Relate's Emily Buchanan to open Minneapolis outpost... Authentic Campaigns, which advised Kamala Harris on her presidential run, ups Loren Merchan to president... Steller names Ryan Hodgson VP-marketing. He was COO at Realogics, a unit of Sotheby's International Realty... TransMedia Group appoints former TARA Ink publicist Dilara Tuncer director of PR.

On the Move: Blue Sky Agency Recruits VMLY&R's Mariana Costa

Fri, Mar. 13, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mariana CostaBlue Sky Agency has named Mariana Costa executive creative director. Costa joins Blue Sky from VMLY&R... Gatesman promotes analytics director Jenn Miller to senior VP... Vitech, which provides cloud-based administration software, has brought on Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah as senior VP of marketing.

On the Move: ProPublica Hires Alexis Stephens as PR Director

Wed, Mar. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Alexis StephensProPublica hires Alexis Stephens as PR director. She was at economic and social equity-focused think tank PolicyLink... Hill+Knowlton Strategies snags Chip Scarinzi for senior VP-technology post. The Ketchum alum is based in San Francisco... ARPR brings on Digitas America's Ben Cowles as senior demand generation director, a newly created position... Hothouse ups Dale Bump to executive VP of brand strategy

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Names Dublin-Based Julie O'Donnell Global Digital Czar

Tue, Mar. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Julie O'DonnellEvoke KYNE names Julie O’Donnell executive VP, global head of digital. She's based in Dublin... Padilla promotes Dave Heinsch to senior VP and co-lead of the firm’s corporate advisory group... Mass Luminosity of Dallas taps Julie Curtis for chief marketing officer slot... Schwartz Media Strategiesups Yudi Fernández to partner.

On the Move: Ogilvy Snares Ketchum's Drew Warren

Mon, Mar. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Drew WarrenOgilvy has brought on Ketchum's Drew Warren as executive VP, PR & influence... Vianovo recruits Matt Hirsch, who was deputy chief of staff & communications for Texas Governor Gregg Abbott... AMF Media Group appoints Elizabeth Shoemaker VP-client services. She was at CMD in Portland, OR.

On the Move: Gillooly Takes Top Data + Analytics Post at H+K Strategies

Fri, Mar. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John GilloolyHill+Knowlton Strategies names John Gillooly to top data + analytics position... Campbell Soup Company hires Rebecca Gardy to lead investor relations... Arcus Biotherapeutics appoints Heather Rowe Armstrong as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications... Model B brings on Maria Meadows as partner and president.

On the Move: Canale Names Ian Stone Managing Director

Thu, Mar. 5, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ian StoneCanale Communications promotes Ian Stone to managing director... PAN Communications ups Adam Novak and Emily Holt to VP positions... Autonomous mobility solutions company Beep brings on Racquel Asa as chief marketing officer... Impact PR & Communications promotes Kristin Delia to associate vice president.

Maureen Lippe Exits CEO Role at Lippe Taylor

Tue, Mar. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Maureen LippeMaureen Lippe, who founded Lippe Taylor in 1989, is leaving the CEO position at the agency to become chairman. Agency president Paul Dyer will take the reins as CEO.

On the Move: Sloane & Company Promotes Zacchei, Germani

Tue, Mar. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dan ZaccheiSloane & Company promotes Dan Zacchei to president, special situations and Joe Germani to managing director, special situations... 42 West co-CEO Leslee Dart transitions to senior advisory post at Dolphin Entertainment... Demonstrate hires Tennyson Wilson as head of media services... Grey Group names Huma Qureshi chief communications officer for AMEA.

On the Move: V2 Communications Ups Katelyn Holbrook 

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Katelyn HolbrookV2 Communications, which was Version 2.0 Communications, has promoted Katelyn Holbrook to senior VP, managing director... R&J Strategic Communications promotes Tim Gerdes to VP of creative & digital services... Mercury has promoted Dan Bank, Ben Feller and Jan Feuerstadt in New York, Nicole Flotteron and Bryan Lanza in DC, and Jennifer Wlach in San Francisco... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has hired Kate Farinella and Payton Wang as VPs. 

Chang to Impact Weber Shandwick Clients

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ChangWeber Shandwick has named Sung Chang, chief creative officer at sister Interpublic shop MRM, its chief impact officer, a new post.