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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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On the Move: G&S Promotes Bunce, DeBenedictis

Thu, Sep. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

G&SG&S Business Communications promotes Emily Bunce to VP, insights and Alison DeBenedictis to VP, creative... Retina names Lynn Kozak  managing partner and director of its Canadian office... Hopelab appoints Stacey Manley VP of marketing and communications. 

Avisa Adds Signal Group's Procter

Tue, Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John ProcterAvisa Partners adds John Procter, a veteran of Signal Group and the Coalition Provisional Authority during the Iraq War.

On the Move: MacDougall Advisors Names 3 Managing Partners

Tue, Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Karen SharmaMacDougall Advisors names Lisa Parks, Carl Cummings and Karen Sharma managing partners... Hill+Knowlton Strategies brings on Guillermo Martín as director for Spain... Raines International hires Lisa Mann, a veteran of Pepsico and Kind, as managing director.

On the Move: Grala Returns to Rubenstein Public Relations

Fri, Sep. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Alyson GralaRubenstein Public Relations welcomes back Alyson Grala as vice president... Information tech company Cologix names Page Shaper Haun chief marketing officer... Mazda North America Operations tabs Brad Audet for top marketing post.

Cision Names Clark CEO

Thu, Sep. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Abel ClarkCision has appointed Abel Clark chief executive officer, effective immediately. He takes over from Platinum Equity managing director Brandon Crawley.

Wagenseller Returns to Signal

Wed, Sep. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Shelby WagensellerShelby Wagenseller, who was deputy COO of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee as well as senior communications advisor for the Milwaukee Host Committee, is returning to Signal Group as vp of its communications practice.

On the Move: PAN Communications Picks Thomas for NYC GM

Tue, Sep. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Brandon ThomasPAN Communications recruits Brandon Thomas as VP & GM in New York... Hill+Knowlton Strategies brings on Alexa Vogel as VP-health in Toronto... CSM Sport and Entertainment names Christa Carone to lead its North America operations. 

Affect Recruits Dobrzelecki

Tue, Sep. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jen DobrzeleckiAffect recruits Jen Dobrzelecki, who founded and led the New York office of Lewis Global Communications. She also held top posts at M&C Saatchi PR, Golin and CKPR.

On the Move: Purple Strategies Hires Jennifer Kohl

Fri, Sep. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer KohlPurple Strategies picks up Jennifer Kohl, who was communications director for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Virginia... G&S names Nicholas Love VP of digital marketing... Abernathy MacGregor ups Dan Scorpio to managing director. 

On the Move: Cohen Succeeds Rothenberg at IAB

Thu, Sep. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

David CohenThe Interactive Advertising Bureau appoints David Cohen, its current president, chief executive officer, effective Sept. 15. He takes over for former NY Times ad columnist Randy Rothenberg... Brunswick Group ups Laura Buchanan, a partner in its London office, to chief client officer... AH&M, which specializes in industrial and technology markets, taps Amy Godfrey as chief executive officer.

On the Move: Clarity Hires Grayling's Meakin as NA President

Wed, Sep. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jon MeakinClarity names Jon Meakin to the newly created role of president, North America, and Kara Silverman joins the firm as managing director, NYC... Omnicom Public Relations Group recruits Soon Mee Kim chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer... HireVue brings on Marta DeBellis as chief marketing officer.

On the Move: BCW Names Montoya Latin America President

Tue, Sep. 8, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Martin MontoyaBCW brings on Martin Montoya as president, Latin America, effective Sept. 14... APCO Worldwide names Brian Keeter senior director He joins APCO from Auburn University, where he was executive director of PA... Chemours Company, a DuPont spin-off,  promotes Alvenia Scarborough to senior VP-corporate communications and chief brand officer, effective Oct. 1.

On the Move: Cracker Barrel Names Tate CMO

Fri, Sep. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer TateJennifer Tate moves from Olive Garden to take CMO slot at Cracker Barrel... French fashion house Maison Margiela sews up Valentino's Tanja Ruhnke to head up marketing... Oetker Collection, a German hotel group, names Marriott's Simon Neggers senior vp of sales, marketing & communications.

On the Move: dna's Rinaldo Heads to Interdependence

Thu, Sep. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Michael RinaldoMichael Rinaldo moves from dna Commnications to president, global health business post at Interdependence PR... Online gaming platform Roblox hires Walmart vet Barbara Messing as CMO... Patrice Varni takes top marketing job at online beauty retailer Dermstore... Thompson & Co. Public Relations promotes four female employees to senior management team, including new COO Ariel Walsh-Amand.

On the Move: GCI Health Hires Trio

Wed, Sep. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

GCIGCI Health hires Kristin Mengel Ryan as senior VP, North America digital lead; Jennifer Semetulskis as senior VP, wellness & nutrition; and Bailey Roy as VP, head of analytics... Amerant Bancorp brings on Mastercard's Adrian Collard as senior VP and chief marketing officer... OpSec Security names Bill Taylor CMO. 

On the Move: Walgreens Boots Alliance's Mesara Moves to City of Hope

Tue, Sep. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gulden MesaraCity of Hope, an independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, is bringing on Gulden Mesara as senior VP & chief communications and marketing officer, effective Sept. 15. She was at Walgreens Boots Alliance... Brunswick Group names Pfizer's Xi Qing and BlackRock alum Pru Bennett partners... LEWIS appoints Andrea Fuller, most recently VP of communications at Citrine Informatics, to its advisory board.

On the Move: SoundExchange Names Esther-Mireya Tejeda CCO

Mon, Aug. 31, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Esther-Mireya TejadaSoundExchange appoints Esther-Mireya Tejeda as chief marketing and communications officer... PR Boutiques International has elected Blue Water Communications founder Lynette Werning president... Voyager Digital Ltd. hires Michael Legg as head of communications. 

On the Move: Allied BioScience Hires Hilton as CMO

Fri, Aug. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jess HiltonAllied BioScience has hired Jess Hilton as chief marketing officer.  She was managing director/senior VP at Rauxa... GRSi, provider of IT infrastructure, software engineering and technology assessment services, has named John Graziano corporate communications director... Cohesion Marketing Partners has brought on Laura Willis as chief marketing officer. 

On the Move: Finn Southeast Ups Rebecca Warren to Health Co-Lead

Thu, Aug. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Rebecca WarrenFinn Southeast, the southeastern hub of FINN Partners, names Rebecca Warren partner. co-lead of its health group... PRSA Health Academy honors RWJBarnabas Health's Ellen Greene with 2020 Excellence in PR Award... D S Simon Media hires Burrelles' alum Colleen Flood.

On the Move: APCO Adds Andy Davidson to Health Advisory Board

Tue, Aug. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Andy DavidsonAPCO Worldwide adds Andy Davidson, former CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, to its healthcare advisory board... Kaiser Permanente ups Catherine Hernandez to senior VP & CCO slot... 280blue appoints Jin Woo director of media relations.

On the Move: Marino Ups Zimmer to VP-Digital/Integrated Strategy

Fri, Aug. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew ZimmerMarino promotes Andrew Zimmer to VP, digital & integrated strategy... Onclusive, a data science company for marketing and communications, hikes Patrick Liang to chief technology officer... Selligent welcomes Dean Brown as VP of agency partnerships... C-Strategies hires Kayla Kirshenbaum as senior director of communications.