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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

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FGH's Johnson Heads to GTCR

Fri, Jan. 14, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Andrew JohnsonFinsbury Glover Hering managing director Andrew Johnson moves to private equity firm GTCR, where he takes on the newly created position of principal and chief of marketing and communications.

On the Move: Taylor Joins Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Fri, Jan. 14, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Goldie TaylorDana-Farber Cancer Institute hires Goldie Taylor to serve as senior vice president, chief communication and marketing officer... Big Brothers Big Sisters of America names Dvon Williams CCO... Publicis digital marketing agency Hawkeye appoints Tina Posey as chief executive officer.

On the Move: Summit Strategy Group Names Capstraw its First COO

Thu, Jan. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Leslie CapstrawSummit Strategy Group brings on Leslie Llewellyn Capstraw as its first COO. Capstraw spent three years as EVP & GM of Weber Shandwick’s Los Angeles office... imre hires Anna Kotis as president of imre Health... Actual Agency promotes Kate Corcoran Adorno to president... CURA Strategies adds Kelly Cushman and Jen Kelley Young as SVPs.

Polansky to Retire at IPG DXTRA

Wed, Jan. 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Andy PolanskyAndy Polansky, CEO of IPG DXTRA and executive chairman of Weber Shandwick, will retire in June, wrapping up a nearly 40-year career in marketing communications. (Updated)

CNBC Hauls in WarnerMedia Alum Cocozza

Wed, Jan. 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Keith CocozzaCNBC has hired Keith Cocozza, a former executive VP of corporate communications and marketing at WarnerMedia, for the senior VP-communications post.

Subject Matter Snaps Up Woman’s Day EIC

Wed, Jan. 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Susan SpencerSubject Matter has named Susan Spencer, a former editor-in-chief of Hearst Magazines’ Woman’s Day, as senior VP of its content & strategy group.

On the Move: Reevemark Ups Leasure

Wed, Jan. 12, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nicholas LeasureReevemark promotes Nicholas Leasure to managing director. Prior to Reevemark, Leasure was at Finsbury and Joele Frank shops... Weber Shandwick names Michael Byrnes as Boston GM. Byrnes, who was SVP, client experience, succeeds Stacey Bernstein, who left the firm to take the CEO spot at M Booth Health... BCW hires Diego Bertagni as executive creative director, North America.

On the Move: Bospar Adds Fox News Pro Brett Larson

Tue, Jan. 11, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Brett LarsonBospar hires Brett Larson of Fox News as SVP of its Red and Blue Media Strategies unit... Cornerstone Public Affairs adds Capitol Hill vet Kirsten West... Global Situation Room, a partner of Porter Novelli, hires former VP of Columbia and ambassador to the US Francisco Santos as EVP.

On the Move: 5W Public Relations Hires BCW Vet to Head Miami Outpost

Mon, Jan. 10, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Carolina Lopez Herz5W Public Relations names BCW's Carolina Lopez Herz SVP & GM and its Miami office... Subject Matter adds Rebecca Shaw, chief of staff for Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) and prior deputy chief of staff for former Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), to its government relations team... Feldman Strategies hires BerlinRosen's Emma Thomas.

On the Move: Goodman Media International Ups Mooney

Fri, Jan. 7, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Maryellen MooneyGoodman Media International promotes Maryellen Mooney to senior VP... Brunswick Group hires Heidi Crowe, a veteran of Abernathy MacGregor, as global alumni lead, effective Jan. 10... Caris Life Sciences brings on Rob Clark as SVP & COO.

Parsons Shifts to American Clean Power Assn.

Fri, Jan. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Bill ParsonsBill Parsons, who was COO at the American Council on Renewable Energy, has moved to the American Clean Power Assn. as VP-federal and state affairs.

Milken Institute Exec Director Joins Prosek

Thu, Jan. 6, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Katie O'ReillyKatie O’Reilly, who was executive director of the Milken Institute, has joined Prosek Partners to lead its convening and networking offering.

On the Move: Upwork Hires Melissa Waters as CMO

Thu, Jan. 6, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Melissa WatersUpwork hires Melissa Waters as chief marketing officer... Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires Becky Rawlings as director, financial + professional services in London... J Strategies brings on Carly Andersen, Tess Morrissey and Gabriel Torres as VPs... The Prostate Cancer Foundation names Digital Science Press founder and CEO Gina Carithers chief communications officer.

Brunswick Group’s Glover Joins Team Youngkin

Wed, Jan. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Rebecca GloverBrunswick Group’s Rebecca Glover will take the communications director and deputy chief of staff slot for incoming Virginia Republican governor Glenn Youngkin.

On the Move: MP&F Strategic Communications Names Brantley Managing Partner

Wed, Jan. 5, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer BrantleyMP&F Strategic Communications names Jennifer Brantley managing partner. She takes over for Alice Chapman, who died in November... fabric, e-commerce platform, taps Amazon alum Craig Berman as its first SVP-corporate marketing... The Girl Scouts of Western New York brings on Juanita Washington as EVP of marketing and communications... OS Studios, gaming/esports shop, hires Wayne Leonard as head of accounts.

On the Move: Cornerstone Government Affairs Adds Defense Health Vet Miller

Tue, Jan. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jonathan MillerCornerstone Government Affairs adds Jonathan Miller to its federal government relations team... SmartBug Media promotes Jen Spencer to chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1... The Honest Company, which was founded by Jessica Alba, names Steve Austenfeld VP-IR.

On the Move: Autumn Communications Hires Strasburg as SVP

Mon, Jan. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer StrasburgAutumn Communications hires Jennifer Strasburg as a SVP. She's an alum of Current Global and Weber Shandwick... Kimball Hughes Public Relations ups VP Rod Hughes to president... 9 Meters Biopharma names Al Medwar SVP, investor relations and corporate communications.

On The Move: Eric Adams Taps Young as Spokesperson

Tue, Dec. 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Maxwell YoungIncoming New York City mayor Eric Adams has appointed Maxwell Young as City Hall communications director. Young joins Adams’ staff from Everytown for Gun Safety... SunPower Corp., a solar energy company, names June Sauvaget CMO... Cybersecurity software company Keeper Security hires Gerardo Dada as head of marketing.