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Last Updated: Wed., Jun. 29, 2022 @ 5:05 pm

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Shopify’s Hufft Moves to Zoom

Tue, Jun. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Amy HufftAmy Hufft, who was VP-head of global brand marketing & communications at Shopify, has moved to Zoom.

On the Move: Power Digital Hires PwC's Feldman as CMO

Mon, Jun. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Stephanie FeldmanPower Digital hires PwC's Stephanie Feldman as its first chief marketing officer... Aristocrat Gaming brings on Oriana Branon as VP of communications and corporate affairs... Withings, which offers in-home devices that can monitor more than 20 health and wellness parameters, names Elizabeth Coleon marketing chief.

On the Move: Guindo Named CMO at Merck Human Health

Fri, Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chirfi GuindoMerck tabs Chirfi Guindo to lead marketing for Merck Human Health... Disney General Entertainment hires former 20th Century Fox and HBO marketing chief Pamela Levine as head of marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content... XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, names RF|Binder vet Karina Frayter as vice president of public relations.

On the Move: Buchanan PR Names Reynolds, Yocum Partner

Wed, Jun. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

BuchananBuchanan Public Relations names John Reynolds and Megan (Keohane) Yocum partners, joining agency founder Anne Buchanan on its leadership team... YOTEL, a global hospitality brand, hires Olivia Donnan as VP brand & communications... Signal AI appoints Alexandre Pinto as senior VP of data science... IPREX adds Ann-Marie O’Sullivan and Laura Phillips to its board.

HSBC’s Rosello Banks on MetLife

Tue, Jun. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Chris RoselloChris Rosello, who was executive VP & head of public affairs for London’s HSBC, will join MetLife on July 5 as VP and leader of its federal government relations unit.

On the Move: GBH Names Burke for Boston Community Outreach

Tue, Jun. 21, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Sandra Lopez BurkeGBH, Boston’s public media outlet, hires Sandra Lopez Burke as managing director of community and government relations... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Sean Allen-Moy as a director and head of media relations in the UK, a newly created position... Virgin Orbit appoints Raytheon Technologies' Stephen Zhang as its first VP-IR.

On the Move: Crosscut Strategies Hires FGS Global's Brenner

Fri, Jun. 17, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Alissa BrennerCrosscut Strategies hires Alissa Brenner as a senior VP. Brenner spent 13 years at Glover Park Group (now FGS Global)... Argyle adds LEVICK crisis pro Megan Gabriel as senior VP on its U.S. leadership team... Advisor Circle taps Nyle Bayer for CMO post... Ghidotti names Angela Rachels media relations manager.

Trailrunner Int'l Taps Abedin to Plot MENA Growth

Thu, Jun. 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Marwan AbedinTexas-based Trailrunner International has named Marwan Abedin, founder/CEO of Dubai-based Flatrace financial consultancy, a senior advisor to plot growth in the MENA region.

On the Move: Lambert Hires Paige Wirth

Thu, Jun. 16, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Paige WirthLambert hires Paige Wirth, marketing chief of the Michigan Economic Development Corp... Curious Plot promotes Mitch Van Kampen to president and chief strategy officer... FINN Partners promotes Mark Day and Philip McGowan to senior partner in its Southeast division... (W)right On Communications brings on David Cumpston as director of its B2B & Tech practice.

The Levinson Group Recruits Dechert's Zaki

Wed, Jun. 15, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Saira ZakiSaira Zaki, group director of communications for multinational law firm Dechert, has joined The Levinson Group at its new London outpost.

McKinsey Vet Joins FGS Global

Wed, Jun. 15, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Katrin SuderKatrin Suder, who spent almost 15 years as a McKinsey consultant, has joined FGS Global, the former Finsbury Glover Hering, as a senior advisor in its corporate reputation practice

On the Move: Zapwater ReCupido Chicago MD

Wed, Jun. 15, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Amanda ReCupidoZapwater Communications names Amanda ReCupido managing director, Chicago... BAERING, a Raleigh, NC-based firm, hires Christa Miller as PR director... EDO, a data, measurement, and analytics software company appoints Raman Sehgal as its first head of marketing.

WPP Names First US President

Tue, Jun. 14, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Michel HoustonWPP has named Grey Global CEO Michael Houston its first US president. He will oversee about 20K staffers in the US and $6B in annual revenues.

Invariant Recruits Ex-Harris Aide

Tue, Jun. 14, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Shari Yost GoldShari Yost Gold, who advised vice president Kamala Harris during her 2020 run for the presidency, is coming on board at Invariant, the firm led by Heather Podesta.

On the Move: West Wing Writers Brings Back Nussbaum

Mon, Jun. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey NussbaumWest Wing Writers brings former partner Jeff Nussbaum back to the firm as a counselor as he wraps up speechwriter gig for President Biden... Zaxby's, a quick-service restaurant brand, names Patrick Schwing chief marketing & strategy officer... Voltus, a distributed energy resource software platform, brings on J.B. Lowe as VP and head of investor relations.

On the Move: Ex H&R Block CMO Collins Moves to Frontdoor

Fri, Jun. 10, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kathy CollinsFrontdoor, which offers home service plans, names former H&R Block chief marketing and strategy officer Kathy Collins as CMO... Blockchain company Chia Network adds Allison Van Houten to its executive leadership team as chief marketing officer... AeroSafe Global, a Rochester, NY-based biopharmaceutical company, hires Jessica Cao as senior vp of marketing.