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Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 17, 2021 @ 2:56 pm

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On the Move: Finn Partners Names Jones NYC Health Chief

Fri, Sep. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tom JonesFINN Partners names Tom Jones to lead its NYC health/pharma teams. He succeeds Kristie Kuhl, who was upped to global health practice lead in July... Huge names Toni Howard Lowe group VP of diversity, equity and inclusion... Wagstaff Media + Marketing appoints Tara Schroetter as managing director, digital & social media... Visit Carlsbad appoints Kim Sidoriak president/CEO.

On the Move: ROKK Solutions Hires DCI Group's Wilkins

Thu, Sep. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Genevieve WilkinsROKK Solutions names Genevieve Wilkins senior VP of creative. She was at DCI Group... GXO Logistics recruits Citigroup's Elizabeth Fogarty as chief communications officer... Consequence Media, which connects brands to independent publishers in music, film, gaming and pop culture, appoints Charles Raggio as head of partnerships.

On the Move: Imre Snags GCI Health's Rooney

Wed, Sep. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Bria RooneyImre names Bria Rooney VP of public relations. Rooney joins imre from GCI Health... Mark Allen & Co. brings on Jason Fink, who was at Butler Associates... CAMP, The Family Experience Company, hires Chris Spadaccini as chief marketing officer.

On the Move: Novitas Taps Gardner for BusDev

Tue, Sep. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jaime GardnerNovitas Communications hires Jaime Gardner as a business development and communications director... Kronos Bio appoints Marni Kottle as senior VP of corporate communications and investor relations... Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Carmen Bell as a director in Brussels.

ReviveHealth Names Thornton CEO

Mon, Sep. 13, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Joanne ThorntonNashville-based healthcare agency ReviveHealth has appointed president and co-founder Joanne Thornton to the role of chief executive officer.

Vanguard's Roberts Takes MetLife CMO Post

Fri, Sep. 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Michael RobertsMetLife has named Michael Roberts executive VP and chief marketing officer, effective Nov. 2. He will join from The Vanguard Group.

BCW's McQuillen Moves to Invariant

Wed, Sep. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bill McQuillenBCW executive VP Bill McQuillen has joined Invariant to counsel clients on media strategy, PA, executive visibility and reputation matters.

Landis President David Landis Retires

Wed, Sep. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

David LandisDavid Landis, president of Landis Communications Inc., announced that he will step down at the San Francisco-based agency he founded 31 years ago.

On the Move: MP&F Strategic Comms Names Irby Director of Community Engagement

Wed, Sep. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Brittany IrbyMP&F Strategic Communications names Brittany Irby its first director of community engagement... Rear Adm. Thomas Jurkowsky, who handled media for Navy, US Mint and Lockheed, writes “The Secret Sauce for Organizational Success”... The PNC Financial Services Group names Amanda Rosseter chief communications officer.

On the Move: Brunswick Group Adds Sforzolini

Tue, Sep. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SforzoliniBrunswick Group adds Incisive Health's Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini as a partner in Brussels... MongoDB, a general-purpose database platform, names Peder Ulander chief marketing officer... Luxury Brand Holdings, parent company of jeweler Ross-Simons, hires Cathy Fischer as CMO.

On the Move: QuEST Global Names Clevenger-Lee CMO

Fri, Sep. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Yumi Clevenger-LeeQuEST Global appoints Yumi Clevenger-Lee as global chief marketing officer... Poxel biopharmaceutical company hires Elizabeth Woo as senior VP for IR, PR & corporate communications... Benchling, a software company focused on the biotech industry, appoints Lindsey Irvine as chief marketing officer.

On the Move: Netflix Names Lucinda Martinez VP-Multicultural Marketing

Thu, Sep. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Lucinda MartinezNetflix names Lucinda Martinez VP of multicultural marketing, a newly created position... Instacart, online grocery platform, brings on Troy Clair as head of public engagement... Notarize taps Lisa Kalscheur as its first chief marketing officer.

On the Move: Deutsch NY Names Souza CMO

Wed, Sep. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Nicole SouzaDeutsch NY appoints Nicole Souza as chief marketing officer, a new position at the agency... BAE Systems names Roela Santos VP of communications in its intelligence and security sector... Abernathy MacGregor promotes Eric Bonach, Heidi Crowe, Sheila Ennis, Blair Hennessy, Kendell Moore and Nazan Riahei to managing director.

On the Move: Landor & Fitch Catches Crump

Tue, Aug. 31, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Joe CrumpLandor & Fitch appoints former Wunderman Thompson New York CEO Joe Crump as executive strategy director of experience, Americas... Agilon health brings on Merck's Claire Mulhearn as VP and head of corporate communications, a newly created role... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Ritika Jauhari to lead its healthcare practice in India.

On the Move: NowVertical Hires Shankman

Mon, Aug. 30, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Cody ShankmanNowVertical Group appoints Cody Shankman EVP, chief marketing officer... National CineMedia names Amy Tunick SVP, chief marketing officer, a newly created position... Kalera AS, a vertical farming company, hires Aric Nissen as chief marketing officer.

On the Move: Mspark Names Templeton CMO

Fri, Aug. 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Steve TempletonMspark ad agency recruits  Steve Templeton as VP of marketing... Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange hires Facebook's Kate Rouch as chief marketing officer... Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment appoints Christie St. Martin VP, online marketing... Smith Publicity promotes Janet Shapiro to VP of publicity.

On the Move: BCW Picks O'Brien for Direct Impact President

Thu, Aug. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Drew OBrienBCW appoints Drew O’Brien as president of its Direct Impact grassroots unit....Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Laurie Rosenfield global chief people officer....Dollar Shave Club hires Kerry Sullivan as chief marketing officer....Hubilo taps Liesl Leary-Perez for VP-corporate marketing slot.

On the Move: Ogilvy PR Grabs Volkswagen Duo for Social Content Posts

Wed, Aug. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

OgilvyOgilvy PR names Nasreen Qureshi and Natasha Flint co-heads of social + content in DC. They were at Volkswagen... The Mandarin Oriental, Boston names Courtney Forrester director of marketing... City of Hope, a cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, hires Natalia Torres as VP of brand management and Sam Lau as VP of marketing... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment names Edelman's Jaclyn Sisbarro senior VP.

On the Move: Marina Maher Hires Goodfuse CEO Fleming

Tue, Aug. 24, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Olga FlemingMarina Maher Communications names Olga Fleming as president of its healthcare and corporate businesses. Fleming was most recently CEO of Goodfuse, a boutique communications agency within BCW Group... Hager Sharp recruits Kathleen Kennedy Manzo as executive VP to lead its education, labor and economy practice. Manzo joins the agency from Widmeyer/Finn Partners... Santander Holdings USA, Inc. appoints Prudential Financial's Laura Burke as US chief communications officer... MP&F Strategic Communications hires Linda Libo-on as accounts receivable & billing manager and Kris Patel as Network Director.