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Last Updated: Mon., Jun. 21, 2021 @ 2:04 pm

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On the Move: DOE Recruits SKDK's Bartol

Thu, Jun. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Bridget BartolDepartment of Energy names Bridget Bartol deputy director of its Office of Public Affairs. Bartol was most recently a VP of public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker... Celebrity Cruises appoints Michael Scheiner senior VP and CMO... Jazwares, which produces wholly owned and licensed brands in sectors including toys, collectibles and musical instruments, names Sara Rosales senior VP of communications.

FTI Consulting Hires Cornerstone's ESG Head

Wed, Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Alanna FishmanAlanna Fishman, who was responsible for ESG and social investment programs at Cornerstone Public Affairs, has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit as managing director.

On the Move: FleishmanHillard Hires Financial Times ReporterJim Brunsden

Wed, Jun. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jim BrundsenFleishmanHillard hires Financial Times reporter Jim Brunsden as senior VP... Coalition, a cyber insurance and security provider, appoints Dylan Steele as CMO... Alpha Foods, which operates in the plant-based protein category, brings on luluemon's Kierstin De West as marketing chief.

H+K Hires Fauci's Former Press Secretary

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Mary Jane WalkerHill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Mary Jane Walker, who served as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s press secretary from 1986 to 1997, as U.S. head of healthcare.

On the Move: Wells Fargo's Fiske Sails to Royal Caribbean

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Rosanna FiskeRoyal Caribbean Group brings on Rosanna Fiske as CCO. Fiske comes to Royal Caribbean from Wells Fargo... Evoke KYNE promotes Carolyn Coyle to executive VP... Hubilo Technologies, a virtual and hybrid events platform, hires Cathy Song Novelli as senior vice president, marketing + communications.

On the Move: Edelman Recruits Becker for Integration

Fri, Jun. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Christoph BeckerEdelman names Christoph Becker, gyro co-founder, global chair of integration... Hotwire promotes Heather Craft and Laura Macdonald to co-presidents of the North America... Addison Whitney, adds Zenmark founding partners Greg Balla and Rob McDaniel to its team... dovetail solutions brings on Alexandra Griesmer and Megan Desideri as client service directors/

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Ups Howe to President

Thu, Jun. 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Susan HoweWeber Shandwick promotes chief growth officer Susan Howe to president... Noom, digital health platform, hires Sean Foster as chief marketing officer... Kite Hill PR appoints Jason Keller as senior director of growth and digital strategy... Pecchia Communications brings on Vince Bevacqua, a former television news anchor, as senior consultant... Fandom taps Rachelle Savoia for VP-communications.

On the Move: H+K Appoints Zhou to Head New Tech Group in Shanghai

Wed, Jun. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Cecilia ZhouHill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Cecilia Zhou as senior VP, to lead the agency’s newly integrated science, technology & internet-based innovation communications practice. She's based in Shanghai... Allison+Partners promotes David Richeson to managing director, strategic analytics + digital innovation, a newly created role... Pollock Communications hires Dorree Gurdak as senior VP of the agency’s consumer division.

Guardian Calls Wahl CMO

Tue, Jun. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Wendy WahlThe Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has hired Wendy Wahl to lead marketing efforts at the insurance giant.

Hotwire Names Kernahan Global CEO

Tue, Jun. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Heather KernahanHotwire has promoted North America CEO Heather Kernahan to the role of global chief executive officer.

On the Move: Vested Puts Field in Charge of London

Tue, Jun. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jo FieldVested names Jo Field a director in its London office. Field comes to Vested from M&G plc... HKA brings on Linda Orton of Alvarez & Marsal as CMO and global business development officer... The LAGANT Foundation puts BCW president, North America Teresa Henderson on its board.

On the Move: Susan Davis In'tl Snags Geissinger

Fri, Jun. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Spencer GeissingerSusan Davis International names Spencer Geissinger, who once handled PR for Florida's DC office, as VP... Goodfuse hires Ellene Hu as SVP, Abigail Obre as VP, and Joe Jordan as VP/creative director... Footwear company Caleres appoints UNTUCKit's Jennifer Olsen as chief marketing officer.

Clarity PR's Sarfaty Shifts to Rally Point

Thu, Jun. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Ruth SarfatyRuth Sarfaty, who previously led the New York office of Clarity PR, is coming on board at Rally Point Public Relations as managing director, global technology and media.

On the Move: GCI HealthPicks Petigrow for Chief Growth Officer

Thu, Jun. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Eleanor PetigrowGCI Health names Eleanor Petigrow global chief growth officer. Petigrow was managing director, new business at Syneos Health Communications... Signal Group brings on Chris Ortman EVP and Jess McCarron as VP... French/West/Vaughan hires Megan French as influencer and experiential marketing manager.

On the Move: CGS Hires Booz Allen Hamilton Alum Mark Tullio as VP/CMO

Wed, Jun. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Mark TullioCGS hires Booz Allen Hamilton alum Mark Tullio as VP/CMO... LaVoieHealthScience promotes Harriet Ullman to VP, PR & product communications... Mubi hires Michael Lieberman as director of communications... Esports Technologies appoints Mark Thorne CMO.

On the Move: 9thWonder Names Okun President

Fri, May 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Josh Okun9thWonder elevates global business operations head Josh Okun to president... MP&F Strategic Communications names Lisa Swinson senior digital strategist... Western Governors University, an accredited online university, promotes Glenn Gillen to regional manager, communications and outreach.

On the Move: BCW Adds EVPs Marrano, Lechin

Thu, May 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BCWBCW brings on Beth Marrano as executive VP, integrated client solutions and Gabriela Lechin as executive VP, West Coast market leader... Ogilvy UK names Fiona Gordon CEO... Activate Health hires Sandi Sonnenfeld as director of PR... Haley Marketing recruits Jeffrey Staats as chief marketing officer and Susan Wurst as director of account management.

On the Move: Taft Communications Puts Cort in Charge of DE&I

Wed, May 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Sheila CortTaft Communications promotes Sheila Cort to senior director and lead for work in diversity, equity and inclusion communications... G&S Business Communications appoints Meredith Topalanchik as managing director... FLM Harvest hires Claire Dailey as VP-PR... Arch Street Communications ups Karina Vangani to director of civic planning, a new position.