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Last Updated: Mon., Nov. 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am

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Sen. Schumer Spokesman Joins SKDK

Mon, Nov. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Justin Goodman, communications director for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, has joined SKDK as an EVP in its DC public affairs practice.

BoJo Aide Moves to Brunswick Group

Fri, Nov. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark SweeneyMark Sweeney, who worked in the government of former UK prime minister Boris Johnson, will join Brunswick Group as a partner on Dec. 5.

On the Move: StreetCred PR Hires Emma Smith as EVP

Tue, Nov. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Emma SmithStreetCred PR, which works with clients in the financial services industry, hires Emma Smith as EVP... Davis-Standard, a machinery manufacturing company, brings on Anthony Toklo as CMO... Adtalem Global Education, a post-secondary and healthcare education company, appoints Blake Simpson as SVP, sustainability and CCO... Cypher Learning names former McAfee and Cisco marketing executive Jennifer Geisler as CMO.

On the Move: Wells Fargo Elevates Diversity Exec

Mon, Nov. 21, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kristy FerchoWells Fargo names Kristy Fercho as head of diverse segments, representation and inclusion at the company... Lansons appoints four senior advisors to enhance the firm’s capability for advising on reputation and ESG at board level... FundamentalVR, which specializes in immersive medical technology, names Maayan Wenderow, VP of marketing.

On the Move: Interpublic Taps Cavallo to Helm MullenLowe

Fri, Nov. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kristen CavalloInterpublic Group promotes Kristen Cavallo, CEO at The Martin Agency, to global CEO of MullenLowe Group... Allison+Partners ups Sharon Barclay to MD, B2B technology, US; Jeff Leopold to MD, CX; and Jaime Tero to MD, technology... Stratacomm hires Danielle Jones and Jayda Leder-Luis as VPs in client service.

On the Move: Inkhouse Names Managing Directors

Thu, Nov. 17, 2022

By Steve Barnes

InkhouseInkhouse promotes Dan O’Mahony to managing director, Inkhouse West and Ed Harrison to managing director, Inkhouse East... McCann Worldgroup brings on Anaka Kobzev as global chief communications officer, effective January 2023... Jo Communications promotes Mary Mullen to vice president.

On the Move: Kite Hill PR Hires McWilliams

Wed, Nov. 16, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chrarlyne McWilliamsKite Hill PR hires Charlyne McWilliams as SVP. She was at William Mills Agency... Brunswick Group names Sunitha Chalam head of its Singapore outpost... Brandon promotes Courtney Olbrich to media director.... Cookerly Public Relations ups COO Cory Stewart to CEO.

On the Move: Lambert Names Kuiper Chief of Staff

Tue, Nov. 15, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Doug KuiperLambert hires Doug Kuiper as chief of staff... The American Marketing Association appoints Bennie F. Johnson as chief executive officer... Kiterocket, a Seattle-based firm, names Amy Cunningham managing director of its Sustainable Living Practice... Tripadvisor brings on former Shutterfly chief marketing officer John Boris as CMO.

On the Move: Momentum Promotes Smith to Global CEO

Mon, Nov. 14, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Donnalynn SmithIPG's Momentum Worldwide experiential marketing unit ups Donnalyn Smith to global CEO... NP Digital brings on David Hutchinson as vice president of marketplaces, a newly created role... Gucci names Benjamin Cercio as global communications director. Cercio comes to Gucci from Louis Vuitton.

On the Move: Santa Clara U Recruits Penn State's Lokman

Fri, Nov. 11, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Lawrence LokmanSanta Clara University appoints Lawrence Lokman as VP of marketing and communications, a newly created position, effective Jan. 17, 2023... Manifest brings on Eric Rivera as account director... Essential Utilities, which operates in 10 states under the Aqua and Peoples brands, names Jeanne Russo VP, communications.

On the Move: LaVoieHealthScience Names Hennen Head of Media, Boston

Thu, Nov. 10, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nick HennenLaVoieHealthScience names Nick Hennen head of media, Boston... Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Gillian Pommerehn and Carrie Dooher to EVP... UpSpring hires Kristen Brennand as communications director... George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies appoints Larry Parnell to the new position of faculty director for executive education for public affairs and communications.

On the Move: Tik Tok Hires NBA CMO Jhaveri

Wed, Nov. 9, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kate JhaveriTik Tok hires former NBA CMO Kate Jhaveri as global head of marketing... Big Lots, a home discount retailer, names John Alpaugh CMO... Snell & Wilmer, a business law firm with more than 450 attorneys in 16 locations throughout the US and in Mexico, hires Jenna Grange as marketing chief.

On the Move: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Snags Google's Kennedy

Tue, Nov. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nelly KennedyVolkswagen Passenger Cars hires Google senior global brand marketing director Nelly Kennedy as CMO effective mid-February 2023... Impossible Foods, which produces plant-based “meat” products, hires Deloitte Digital chief creative officer Leslie Sims to serve as its chief marketing and creative officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023... AffiniPay brings on Ana Villegas as CMO.

On the Move: Brand Leader Brings on Richard George

Mon, Nov. 7, 2022

By Steve Barnes

RIchard GeorgeThe Brand Leader brings on former Ogilvy VP Richard George as director of PR... Bospar names Jennifer Tolkachev, who was at BOCA, a VP... MUDWTR, a low-caffeine coffee alternative made from mushrooms, masala chai and cacao, brings on former Facebook director of marketing Mike Fox as the company’s first CMO.

On the Move: TEAM Lewis Hires Weber Shandwick's Sam Mazzarelli

Thu, Nov. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Sam MazzarelliTEAM LEWIS hires Weber Shandwick's Sam Mazzarelli as a SVP in its consumer practice... PAN Communications adds Juliana Allen as EVP to lead the technology practice... My Code appoints Victoria Jordan as GM of branded content and creative... SutherlandGold Group brings on Aditi Roy, who has worked at NBC News, ABC News and CNBC, as head of content and strategy.

On the Move: Cognito Adds Intermarket Founder Mosbacher as Advisor

Wed, Nov. 2, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Martin MosbacherCognito names Intermarket founder Martin Mosbacher as a senior advisor. UK-based Lansons acquired Intermarket in 2019... Reputation, an experience management platform, hires Liz Carter as CMO... Noble Studios brings on Jeff Deikis as VP of strategy and insights.

Venturoni Sails to Carnival

Tue, Nov. 1, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Jody VenturoniJody Venturoni has joined Carnival Corporation as chief communications officer of the world’s No. 1 cruise line company.