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Last Updated: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

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On the Move: Healthline Media Appoints Steve Swasey VP-Communs, Laurie Dewan VP-Consumer Insights; LaVoieHealthScience Ups Sharon Correia, Ella Deych; ActivisionBlizzard Names David Messinger CMO

Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steve SwaseyHealthline Media has appointed Steve Swasey as as VP of communications and Laurie Dewan as VP of consumer insights... LaVoieHealthScience has promoted Sharon Correia to executive VP, integrated communications and chief strategy officer, and Ella Deych to VP, finance and chief operations officer... Activision Blizzard has named David Messinger chief marketing officer. Messinger joins the company from strategic consulting company Verum Ventures, where had served as CEO for under a year.

On the Move: Relevance International Snags Fiona Harris From Selfridges; Spotify Hires Shira Knishkowy of Matador Records: Hawkins International Taps Alexis Murray-Merriman for West Coast Duty 

Tue, Aug. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Fiona HarrisRelevance International has named Fiona Harris managing director of its UK office. Harris was previously head of VIP relations at UK department store chain Selfridges... Spotify has hired Matador Records director of publicity Shira Knishkowy to serve as the company’s communications manager... Hawkins International Public Relations has named Alexis Murray-Merriman account director in its West Coast office.

Restivo Boards United Airlines as VP

Fri, Aug. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steven RestivoSteven Restivo, who has been vice president, corporate communications at Comcast since 2013, is heading to United Airlines, where he will be vice president of global corporate communications.

Former Pelosi Comms Director Daly Heads to RIAA

Thu, Aug. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Brendan DalyBrendan Daly, former communications director for Nancy Pelosi, has been named chief communications officer for the Recording Industry Association of America.

Leo Burnett Chicago Calls Doucette CCO

Wed, Aug. 7, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Jordan DoucetteLeo Burnett Worldwide has appointed Edelman alum Jordan Doucette to serve as chief creative officer in the global ad agency’s Chicago headquarters.

Cabrera To Lead Comms at General Mills

Wed, Aug. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jano CabreraJano Cabrera, who was previously senior vice president of corporate relations at McDonald’s, has been named chief communications officer of General Mills.

On the Move: FoodMinds Ups Elizabeth Stoltz, Lauren Shelar; Lambert & Co. Names Kristin Celauro NYC MD; TIFF Puts Liz Kohn in VP-Marketing & Communications Spot

Fri, Aug. 2, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Elizabeth StoltzFoodMinds, a division of Padilla focused on food and nutrition affairs, consulting and communication, has promoted Elizabeth Stoltz and Lauren Shelar from account supervisor to director... Lambert & Co. has named Kristin Celauromanaging partner of its New York office. She will also lead Lambert’s Transaction, M&A and Private Equity practice... TIFF, a charitable cultural organization whose projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival, has named Liz Kohn vice president, marketing and communications,

On the Move: Saxum Hires Kim Dahlberg; 104 West Partners Ups Alissa Bushnell, Joan Wyly; Be Social Taps Tara Leuthauser for President Post

Thu, Aug. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kim DAhlbergSaxum hires Kim Dahlberg, of the Texas Young Professionals group, to energize Houston accounts of Oklahoma City-based firm... 104 West Partners, promotes Alissa Bushnell to partner and Joan Wyly to VP-operations... Be Social, Los Angeles taps Tera Leuthauser, veteran of Nike Communications and SplurgeNYC, for president post.

On the Move: CompTIA Adds Savannah Schaefer; Seven Letter Recruits David Knaus, Justin Krakoff, Alfonso Hidalgo; LaVoieHealthScience Hires Harriet Ullman, Emma Twombly

Tue, Jul. 30, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Savannah SchaeferCompTIA, technology trade assn., has brought on Savannah Schaefer as senior director to work on cyber and supply chain security issues... Seven Letter adds David Knaus, aide to former Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, Justin Krakoff, staffer to Rep. Susie Lee, and Alfonso Hidalgo, alum of New England Council... LaVoieHealthScience recruits Harriet Ullman (Ogilvy PR/Feinstein Kean Healthcare vet) and Emmie Twombly (HuffPost writer).

Obama Digital Pro Returns to 720 Strategies

Thu, Jul. 25, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Tom CochranTom Cochran, who oversaw digital initiatives for the Obama administration, has been named partner and chief growth officer at 720 Strategies,

On the Move: Harlem Children's Zone Zooms in on Karen Sodomick; MGM Appoints PR Trio; Concacaf Scores with Nicholas Noble

Fri, Jul. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Karen SodomickHarlem Children’s Zone names Karen Sodomick chief communications officer. Sodomick joins the organization from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was VP of communications... MGM appoints Meghan Gamber as VP, film publicity; Mari Dwyer VP, corporate communications and De’Jon Glover as manager, film publicity... Concacaf, the soccer governing body for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, hires Nicholas Noble as its director of communications. Noble comes to Concacaf from the Premier League.

On the Move: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Names Dae Levine Communications Chief; G&S Business Communications Ups Heather Caufield, Dana Ferrell, Katy Hendricks; Skanska Taps Anita Woolley Nelson Chief Strategy Officer

Thu, Jul. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Dae levineLos Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti names Dae Levine his director of communications. Levine joins the Garcetti Administration from digital campaigning company Revolution Messaging... G&S Business Communications promotes Heather Caufield, Dana Ferrell and Katy Hendricks from account director to VP... Skanska taps Anita Woolley Nelson chief strategy officer.

Interpublic Ups Polansky, Heimann

Wed, Jul. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Andy PolanskyInterpublic today named Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky chairman/CEO of its constituency management group. Gail Heimann, president, succeeds Polansky at Weber Shandwick.

On the Move: Prophet Snags Bill Margaritis; Hill+Knowlton Appoints Daniel Holmes NYC Creative Czar; Lambert & Co Hires Jordan Hoyer as General Counsel & Lisa Wilkes as Talent/Culture Chief; CFM Recruits Kendra Beasley for VP-Communications Job

Wed, Jul. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes lures PR veteran Bill Margaritis (Hilton Worldwide, FedEx, Bechtel) with senior adviser slot... Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Daniel Holmes creative director in New York... Lambert & Co. brings in Jordan Hoyer as general counsel and Lisa Wilkes as senior director of talent & culture... CFM Communications hires Kendra Beasley VP-communications.

On the Move: U.S. Bank Brings On David Palombi as CCO; Insurance Information Institute Puts Mark Friedlander in Charge of Florida PR; Recording Academy Ups Lourdes Lopez Patton

Fri, Jul. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

David PalombiU.S. Bank is bringing on David Palombi as global chief communications officer. Palombi joins the country's fifth largest bank from CVS Health, where he served as senior VP and chief communications officer... Insurance Information Institute has appointed Mark Friedlander as its Florida-based communications consultant. He was at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety... The Recording Academy has promotedLourdes Lopez Patton to VP-communications from senior director, marketing communications.

On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Strategies Thinks Small; FleishmanHillard Ups Margorie Benzkofer; BCW Catches Hawke; Ferox Snags Williams for Latino GOP Outreach

Thu, Jul. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lori SmallHill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Lori Small as a director in the US. Small comes to H+K from Golin LA, where she was VP... FleishmanHillard has named Marjorie Benzkofer chief strategy officer. She joined the firm in 1997... BCW is hiring the Sun’s deputy political editor, Steve Hawkes, to take the position of head of strategic media with its issues and public affairs team in London... Ferox Strategies, a Latino-led bipartisan government and public relations firm, has brought on Mark Williams as a principal, charged with leading its Republican outreach efforts.