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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

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On the Move: The PR Council Names BCW Global President Jim Joseph as Chair

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jim JosephThe PR Council has voted in BCW global president Jim Joseph as chair. Joseph, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann... Purple Strategies has brought on Hill+Knowlton Strategies' Rebecca Ballard as managing director, communications, marketing and engagement, a newly created role... Olympic Steel has named Michelle Pearson-Casey VP, corporate communications & marketing

On the Move: GAMCO Hires KGA Alum Jennifer Schlueter as CCO

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer SchlueterGAMCO Investors hires Jennifer Schlueter, one-time financial communications head at Kreab Gavin Anderson, as CCO... Ingredion, food ingredient company, adds Tiffany Willis as VP-corporate communications officer... BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee ups Scott Wilson to VP-corporate communications & community relations.

Brian Communications Bags Heavyweight Talent

Wed, Jan. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Bill MarimowBrian Communications has brought on Bill Marimow, former e-i-c at Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun, and David Demarest (ex-White House communications director) as senior advisors.

On the Move: Fairmont Century Plaza Hires Lou Hammond's Brenda Urban as PR Director

Wed, Jan. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Brenda UrbanFairmont Century Plaza recruits Lou Hammond Group's Brenda Urban for PR director job... Infiniti Motor Company ups Wendy Orthman to global communications GM effective April 1. She succeeds Trevor Hale... Lippe Taylor has hired Manvir Kalsi as senior vice president, insights & planning. Kalsi previously served as head of consumer & market insights at Samsung Electronics America.

On the Move: Current Global Adds Chandler Chicco's Lisa Shichijo

Tue, Jan. 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lisa ShichijoIPG shop Current Global has brought on Chandler Chicco's Lisa Shichijo as a senior vice president in its North America healthcare practice... Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Jann Eicker as chief creative strategy officer in Germany... Vladimir Jones has brought on Jön White, pride of the Scrum Alliance, as director of digital and data.;

Red Banyan Brings in Levine

Tue, Jan. 21, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Asher LevineAsher Levine has been named principal and managing director of crisis communications firm Red Banyan.

On the Move: LLYC Names Vila, Folgueira and Natal Partners

Mon, Jan. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mariano VilaLLYC makes Mariano Vila, Ana Folgueira and David Gonzales Natal partners... L'Oréal corporate communications exec Stefanie Mohr heads to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art as director of marketing & engagement... Union Home Mortgage appoints Cindy Flynn chief marketing and communications officer.

On the Move: FTI Recruits Thyago Mathias, Adriana Prado For Brazil Unit

Fri, Jan. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Thyago MathiasFTI Consulting has appointed Thyago Mathias as a senior director and Adriana Prado as a director in its strategic communications segment in Brazil... RooneyPartners has promoted Lauren Cooper to managing director and Ahmet Reisli to director of creative services... SB One Bank has named Daisy Ortiz Berger vice president of marketing and communications... The Hispanic Public Relations Association-Los Angeles Chapter has named Stephen Chavez as its president for the third consecutive year.

On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Puts Avra Lorrimer in Command of NYC

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Avra LorrimerHill+Knowlton Strategies has named Avra Lorrimer to head its New York office. Lorrimer was previously managing director of consumer packaged goods at H+K London and served as the WPP lead for Ford of Europe... Publicis Health has named Jennifer Shirley president of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness... NVE Experience Agency has brought on Brian Rubin as vice president of communications, a newly created role. Rubin comes to NVE from PMK*BNC... Rokk Solutions has named Kaylin Trychon VP. Trychon comes to ROKK from Raytheon’s communications team.

On the Move: Kglobal Brings on Levick's Dan Rene

Tue, Jan. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dan ReneKglobal has brought on communications strategist Dan Rene as managing director in its crisis and issues management division. He was at Levick... Cornerstone government relations shop adds Stacy Rich and Charles Carithers to its line-up... Sard Verbinnen & Co has appointed Genevieve White as a managing director and Jay Qin as a principal in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

On the Move: Brunswick Group Adds Jonathan Burks to DC Office

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan BurksBrunswick Group has brought on Jonathan Burks as a partner in its Washington office, where he will focus on public affairs and political issues... WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation, has named Rebecca Acevedo director of corporate communications... DiGennaro Communications hires FleishmanHillard's Maxine Winer for president/COO slot.

On the Move: Edelman Revamps Corporate Affairs Unit Under Global Chair Jim O'Leary

Thu, Jan. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jim O'LearyEdelman revamps corporate affairs, reputation practice under Jim O'Leary, global chair & US lead... Prosek Partners promotes Mike Geller, who joined the shop two years ago. He's a veteran of Edelman, Royal Bank of Scotland and Cantor Fitzgerald... InkHouse ups Alison Morra to managing director for the East Coast... G&S Business Communications makes senior VP-human resources Kate Threewitts a shareholder.

Solomon McCown Names New CEO, Rebrands

Wed, Jan. 8, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Solomon McCownDaniel Cence has been named CEO and managing partner of Solomon McCown & Company. The agency will now be known as Solomon McCown & Cence.

On the Move: BackBay Communications Hires American Banker's Will Hernandez

Wed, Jan. 8, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Will HernandezBackBay Communications has brought on former American Banker technology reporter Will Hernandez as a media strategist... Konnect Agency has hired Ross Garner as associate vice president to lead its New York office... Elizabeth Christian Public Relations has promoted Kathleen Smith from senior vice president business affairs to chief financial officer.

People: Baretz+Brunelle Ups Content Chief & Former Litigator John Ford to Partner

Mon, Jan. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John FordBaretz+Brunelle has promoted managing director John Ford to partner. He is the head of B+B's Content Lab and a former litigator at WilmerHale... Superjuice has named Dave Schwarz senior VP-entertaiment at the Los Angeles-based firm... Manifest adds Sunshine Sachs' alum Ambika Makin. She launched and headed the influencer division at Sunshine Sachs.

Publicis' China Hand Shifts to Omnicom

Fri, Jan. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Justin LowFormer Publicis Groupe Greater China managing director Justin Low is joining Omincom Media Group as chief communications officer for APAC, a newly created role.

People: Acadia Pharmaceuticals Hires Stephanie Fagan for CCO Spot

Mon, Dec. 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Stephanie FaganAcadia Pharmaceuticals names Stephanie Fagan senior VP, corporate affairs and chief communications officer, a newly created position... Schafer Condon Carter hires Richard McDonald as CEO. He joins form Epsilon Agency... Duquesne Light Company recruits Hollie Geitner as director of communications. She was at Pittsburgh-based WordWrite, where she served as VP, culture and brand ambassador.

Former ABC Comms Exec Lands at WarnerMedia

Fri, Dec. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jori ArancioJori Arancio, who left Disney-ABC in October after 21 years with the company, has been named executive vice president of communications at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, TNT, TBS and TruTV units.

People: Sloane & Company Hires Weber Shandwick's Caleb Barnhart

Mon, Dec. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Caleb BarnhartSloane & Company has brought on Caleb Barnhart as a VP. Barnhart joins the firm from Weber Shandwick, where he was director of the corporate issues and crisis management practice... Allied Global Marketing COO Kymn Goldstein to exit by yearend... MediaDC, parent of Washington Examiner,  hires Carly Hagan as PR manager.

Coca-Cola Calls Arroyo CMO

Mon, Dec. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Manolo ArroyoThe Coca-Cola Company has promoted Manuel “Manolo” Arroyo to the role of global chief marketing officer.

People: American Wind Energy Assn. Snags Ketchum's Stacey Kerans

Thu, Dec. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Stacey KeransThe American Wind Energy Association has named Stacey Kerans senior director of communications. She was senior VP, brand marketing at Ketchum... Citadel appoints Tripp Kyle chief corporate affairs/communications officer... Cornerstone Public Affairs recruits Armando Diaz, of Ernst & Young, for VP slot.