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Last Updated: Tue., Jun. 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

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On the Move: Dix & Eaton Hires Melody Caraballo, Tom Wells; Zilker Media Ups Paige Velasquez to CEO; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB Names Kara Franker Marcomm Czar; Shatterproof Taps Kirsten Seckler PR Chief

Tue, Jun. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Melody CaraballoDix & Eaton has brought on Melody Caraballo, founder of Harmonious Marketing, as digital marketing manager and Tom Wells, RadiumOne alum, as digital media manager... Zilker Media promotes brand strategy director Paige Velasquez to CEO as founder Rusty Shelton will continue as chairman. Nichole Williams upped to Velasquez's old spot... Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB names Kara Franker senior VP-marketing & communications... Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization that addresses the addiction crisis in America, has appointed Kirsten Seckler chief marketing and communications officer. Seckler spent more than 20 years at Special Olympics.

On the Move: Kristina Adamski Joins Tilray, Cannabis Company; Travis Parman Upped at Nissan NA; Colton Henson and Maggie McNerney Shift to Dezenhall Resources

Fri, Jun. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kristina AdamskiKristina Adamski, who was Nissan North America's VP-corporate communications, has joined Tilray Inc., a cannabis enterprise...Travis Parman takes VP–communications North America and international communications and global engagement post at Nissan North America... Colton Henson and Maggie McNerney join Dezenhall Resources. Henson joins from Swing State Strategies and takes the senior director slot. McNerney, a Marriott and Qorvis MSLGroup alum, is senior counselor.

McFadden Takes Top Comms Spot at AFSA

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

AFSAEd McFadden, former spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington, has been named vice president of communications for the American Financial Services Association, the national trade association for the consumer credit industry.

Glover Park Picks Iger

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Mike IgerMike Iger, former chief of staff to New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, has been named vice president at Glover Park Group.

On the Move: FTI Appoints Joanne Wong Sr. MD in Hong Kong; Pierpont Communications Hires Kenneth Kracmer, Allison Murray; Sloane & Co. Lures Lauren Nussbaum from Joele Frank

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Joanne WongFTI Consulting has appointed Joanne Wong, FleishmanHillard alum, as senior managing director in the strategic communications group. She's based in Hong Kong... Pierpont Communications has brought on Kenneth Kracmer and Allison Murray as VPs. Kracmer joins the Dallas office from the Point Group. Murray, an Edelman pro, is based in Austin... Sloane & Company has hired Lauren Nussbaum as senior VP. She was at Joele Frank's shop.

On the Move: Lambert & Co. Names Don Hunt President; Palace Resorts Ups Cessie Carrato to VP-PR; Konnect Connects with Carmen Hernandez; Greenberg Quinian Rosner Hires Kelsey Suter Again.

Tue, Jun. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Don HuntLambert & Co. names Don Hunt president. He's been equity partner sicne 2001... Palace Resorts ups Cessie Carrato to VP-PR... Konnect Agency promotes Carmen Hernandez to executive VP of digital strategy... Greenberg Quinlan Rosner hires Kelsey Suter for VP. She returns to GQR after a stint at APCO Worldwide.

Hsia Heads to FTI From Jane Street

Wed, Jun. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Colleen HsiaFTI Consulting recruits Colleen Hsia from trading firm Jane Street to serve as senior managing director and America's head of financial services in the firm’s strategic communications segment.

On the Move: Wetmore Takes Reins at Weber Shandwick/LA; Martin Moves to Strategy Post at Rhea + Kaiser; Candon Joins Hill+Knowlton as Strategy Director; Lambert Promotes Lipari

Wed, Jun. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jim WetmoreWeber Shandwick tabs Jim Wetmore to head LA office... Rhea + Kaiser president/CEO Diane Martin moves to chief strategy officer slot as part of executive reorganization... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names George Candon strategy director in Brussels... Lambert promotes Sawyer Lipari to senior director.

Rosseter Takes Top Comms Spot at Equifax

Tue, Jun. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Amanda RosseterAmanda Rosseter, who led led global external communications and media for The Coca-Cola Company, has been named chief communications officer at data analytics and tech company Equifax.

On the Move: APCO Hires Zeno Group's Steve Earl; Haven Tower Names Larry Roth Advisory Board Chair; Stein IAS Makes Ed Davis VP-Client Services

Thu, May 30, 2019

By Steve Barnes

APCO Worldwide lures Zeno Group's Steve Earl with London managing director slot. He founded and served as managing director of Zeno's European operation... Haven Tower Group taps Larry Roth chair of its advisory board... Stein IAS of San Francisco makes Ed Davis VP-US client services. He joined from Fifth Ring, where he headed international client services, in April.

On the Move: Demonstrate Hires Sean DallasKidd as Creative Chief: York & Chapel Ups Exec. VP Jill Perkins to CEO; American Flood Coalition Names Dante Cutrona Government Relations Chief

Thu, May 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sean DallasKiddDemonstrate hires Sean DallasKidd as chief creative officer. He's a veteran of J. Walter Thompson/San Francisco... York & Chapel promotes executive VP Jill Perkins to CEO slot. She held top marketing positons at Playtex, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas... American Flood Coalition puts Dante Cutrona in charge of government relations.

Weber Woos Ludlam to Head West

Fri, May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Will LudlumWeber Shandwick has named Will Ludlam president of its western region, which includes offices in Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

On the Move: Marina Maher Hires MSL's Rema Vasan as EVP; Endeavor Global Marketing Grabs Samantha Stark From Ketchum; rbb Names Lauren Bernat Equity Partner; H+K Ups deVries

Thu, May 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rema VasanMarina Maher Communications appoints Rema Vasan as EVP, chief innovation officer. Vasan joins MMC from MSLGROUP, where she was global lead on Procter & Gamble... Endeavor Global Marketing recruits Samantha Stark from Ketchum for executive VP-PR position... rbb Communications names Lauren Bernat equity partner... H+K Strategies ups Jack de Vries to Netherlands CEO.

Westbound Makes Martin Partner

Wed, May 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Linda MartinPorter Novelli partner Linda Martin has moved to Westbound Communications, where she’s been named partner and general manager of the agency’s Orange, CA headquarters.