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Last Updated: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

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On the Move: Hawkins Hires JG Black Book's Natacha Tonissoo; Osborn Barr Ups Amy Kaczynski, Steve Kozel; Lumina Recruits Jill Kermes as Senior VP: MWWPR Adds Jennifer Holdsworth, Orin Puniello

Thu, Feb. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Natacha TonissooHawkins International PR hires JG Black Book's PR director Natacha Tonissoo... Osborn Barr promotes Amy Kaczynski to VP, Steve Kozel to group strategy director... Lumina, predictive analytics/risk sensing outfit, snags Jill Kermes for senior VP-communications slot. She had headed corporate affairs at Qurate Retail Group... MWWPR recruits Jennifer Holdsworth, Orin Puniello.

On the Move: H+K Nabs Outcast's Austin Taczil; BoardroomPR Ups Laura Burns; Acceleration Partners Taps Emily Tetto for VP-Talent/Culture; Greenfly Hires MLB Advanced Media's Andrew Patterson

Thu, Feb. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Austin TaczliHill+Knowlton nabs Austin Taczli from Outcast Agency, where she worked on Amazon's Kindle, Alexa, Kindle devices... BoardRoomPR ups former TV news executive producer Laura Burns to VP... Acceleration Partners promotes Emily Tetto to VP-talent/culture... Greenfly, social media firm, hires MLB Advanced Media veteran Andrew Patterson.

APCO's DeAngelo Becomes Rep. Kim's CD

Tue, Feb. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Anthony DeAngeloAPCO Worldwide's Anthony DeAngelo has signed on as communications director for Jersey Congressman Andy Kim, who won a 49.9 percent to 48.8 percent squeaker over Republican Tom MacArthur in the November election.

VanderMolen Exits WE Communications

Thu, Jan. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Alan VanderMolenAlan VanderMolen is exiting as international president of WE Communications to pursue other interests in the upcoming weeks.

SKDKnickís Wilson, Campbell Step In for Burton

Thu, Jan. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Heather WilsonHeather Wilson has assumed Bill Burton’s California managing director duties at SKDKnickerbocker after the former Obama aide shocked the Democratic firm with his decision to join the independent presidential campaign of billionaire Howard Schultz. Emily Campbell takes on political work in the west.

On the Move: FH's Yu Takes Over Hong Kong; FF Paris Ups Olivier Lefebvre to President; Broadhead Hires Jeff Tresidder; Hemsworth Names Four New Department Heads

Wed, Jan. 30, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Patrick YuFleishmanHillard puts Patrick Yu in charge of Hong Kong as Geoff Bilbrough returns home to New Zealand... FF Paris promotes executive creative director Olivier Lefebvre to president... broadhead recruits Martin Williams Advertising alum Jeff Tresidder to senior VP... Hemsworth Communications names four new department heads.

On the Move: Lippe Taylor Hires Jeremy Simon; Marino Ups Daniella Alkobi, Hires Andrew Zimmer; Lambert Lands Gretchen Stallings; Heyman Assocs. Promotes Jesssamyn Katz, Adds Steve Lavner

Tue, Jan. 29, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jeremy SimonLippe Taylor taps Jeremy Simon for influencer marketing post... Marino ups Daniella Alkobi to VP, hires Andrew Zimmer as digital strategy director... Lambert lands Gretchen Stallings for Detroit director slot... Heyman Assocs, promotes Jessamyn Katz to president, adds Steve Lavner as senior VP.

B-M's Felling Joins King of Senate

Fri, Jan. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Matthew FellingMatthew Felling, who was senior director at Burson-Marsteller's Washington office, has joined the office of Maine's Independent Senator Angus King as strategic communications director.

On the Move: Hotwire Hires Chris Paxton; PAN Ups Darlene Doyle, Lisa Astor; Markstein Nabs Qorvis' Nicole Chardavoyne; Symetra Life Adds Sharmila Swenson

Wed, Jan. 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Chris PaxtonHotwire hires Chris Paxton as chief strategy officer... PAN Communications promotes Darlene Doyle to executive VP-client relations and Lisa Astor to senior VP-managing director for North America... Markstein taps Qorvis' Nicole Chardavoyne for DC office... Symetra Life Insurance recruits Puget Sound Energy's Sharmila Swenson for PA post.

FH Names Wilson Chicago GM

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Kristy WilsonKristy Wilson has been named general manager of FleishmanHillard’s Chicago office.

CNN's Wallace Hits Trail

Thu, Jan. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kelly WallaceKelly Wallace, who has served as an on-air news correspondent for CNN, Fox News Channel and CBS, has been named managing director of TrailRunner International’s New York office.

On the Move: BerlinRosen Ups Key Execs; Brunswick Names Tereza Kaneta S„o Paulo chief: Acceleration Adds Two More PMK*BNC Vets; Livongo Health Hires Oakland Raiders CMO

Thu, Jan. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Berlin RosenBerlinRosen unveils round of promotions as firm upped headcount 25 percent in '18... Brunswick Group puts Tereza Kaneta in charge of São Paulo outpost... Acceleration Community of Companies adds Monica Chun, Rick Faigin from PMK*BNC... Livongo Health recruits Oakland Raiders CMO Courtnee Westendorf.

Ogilvy PR Chief Smith Exits for Gluten-Free Pizza Gig

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stuart SmithStuart Smith, head of Ogilvy’s global PR group, is leaving the WPP unit to take the chief marketing & growth job at Vegolutionary Foods, the Los Angeles health food company founded by his wife and former Edelman western region CEO Gail Becker. (1 reader comment)

MMGY Makes Briscoe President

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Katie BriscoeFormer MMGY Global executive vice president Katie Briscoe has been promoted to the role of president.