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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

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People: Amy Fathers Moves from Prosek to Infinite Global

Fri, Dec. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Amy FathersInfinite Global hires Amy Fathers, who is joining its New York office after a more than 10-year stint at Prosek Partners... Lambert & Co. has brought on Lisa Lark as director in its automotive and mobility practice, with Katelyn Davis joining the practice as senior manager... The Recording Industry Association of America has named K. Kim Atterbury senior VP-media relations. She was at Service Employees International Union.

Brunswick Puts Lamy in Europe Chair

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Pascal LamyBrunswick Group names Pascal Lamy, ex-CEO of Credit Lyonnais, director-general of the WTO, Europe chair

People: ICR Brings Parish, Stettner for Capital Markets Group

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steve ParishICR has brought on Steve Parish and Lee Stettner as managing directors, focused on capital markets advisory... G&S Business Communications has appointed Steve Halsey chief growth officer, a newly created position... CNSI, a Rockville, MD-based provider of health information technology solutions, has hired Kelly Schlageter as senior VP/chief marketing and communications officer... R&J Strategic Communications has promoted Kaila Starita to digital account coordinator.

People: W2O Adds Peacock, Gallate to Board

Wed, Dec. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jonathan PeacockW2O has added veteran biopharmaceutical executive Jonathan Peacock and advertising and digital marketing expert George Gallate to its board of directors... DeVries Global has promoted Loretta Markevics to chief strategy and creative officer... Steinreich Communications Group has brought on Mayer Fertig as VP. He was CCO for the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

People: GCI Health Names Pennock, Fesemyer and Kennedy Senior VPs

Tue, Dec. 3, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Tyler PennockGCI Health names Tyler Pennock, Kalyn Fesemyer and Judi Kennedy to senior vice president slots... David's Bridal promotes Callie Canfield to newly created role of vice president, marketing and communications... Customer and brand insights platform Zignal Labs brings on David Atlas as CMO.

People: Murdoch Vet Jessica Carsen Heads to Sony Music UK

Fri, Nov. 29, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jessica CarsenSony Music UK signs up News UK vet Jessica Carsen as senior vp, communications... Ruder Finn tabs Winnie Lai to head Hong Kong office, part of a round of appointements in APAC... Now-You Global Communciations owner Maayan Nave is named chief financial officer at BlueGreen Water Technologies.

FDAs Isola Joins Ruder Finn/DC

Tue, Nov. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Meredith IsolaMeredith Isola, director of the Food & Drug Administration’s office of communications, is now senior VP at Ruder Finn for government relations, policy and advocacy, as the independent firm fortifies its DC office.

People: Hayden to Manage Finsbury's Tokyo Office

Fri, Nov. 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Deborah HaydenFinsbury tabs Deborah Hayden for managing director slot in its Tokyo office... Melissa Schumer leads wave of executive promotions at Rogers & Cowan/PMK... Southwestern University hires Scarlett Moss for top comms position.

People: PAN Communications Hires Sian Kilgour for UK Client Services

Thu, Nov. 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sian KilgourPAN Communications hires Sian Kilgour to serve as director of client services in the firm’s UK office, a newly created role... O’Connell & Goldberg Public Relations ups Matt Levinson to chief operating officer... IPREX names Sarah Munnik Asia-Pacific regional president.

People: APCO Worldwide Adds GlaxoSmithKline's Karen Hagens

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Karen HagensAPCO Worldwide adds Karen Hagens as a senior director. She joins from GlaxoSmithKline, where she was head of U.S. pharma communications, overseeing internal and external communication efforts as well as media relations strategies and thought leadership programs... Gatesman ups Christy Kelly to senior VP, director of Chicago accounts... Haven Tower Group appoints Mary Osako, vice-chair of strategic communications at UCLA, as vice-chair... Western Union names Nicole Vogrin chief corporate affairs and communications officer.

Stefanowicz Rejoins TBWA from Accenture's Droga5

Mon, Nov. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Marianne StefanowiczFormer TBWAWorldwide global head of communications Marianne Stefanowicz is rejoining the Omincom Group company in the newly created role of chief communications officer at TBWAMedia Arts Lab, its creative agency dedicated to Apple advertising.

People: BCW Taps Dan Doherty as NA PA/Crisis Chief

Mon, Nov. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Dan DohertyBCW taps Dan Doherty executive VP, global public affairs and crisis solutions, responsible for leading and building the practice in North America... Idea Grove recruits John Lacy for president/COO job. He was COO at Imaginuity Interactive... Ruder Finn brings on Travis Murdock as executive VP in its technology and innovation practice. Murdock joins from Xinova.

Subject Matter Snags Sen. Carpers Ex-Cos

Thu, Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BIll GhentSubject Matter has hired Bill Ghent, who was Sen. Tom Carper’s chief of staff and senior policy & communications aide, effective Nov. 18.

People: French|West|Vaughan's Prix Productions Hires Lee Norris

Thu, Nov. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lee NorrisPrix Productions, the long-form content subsidiary of Raleigh, NC-based French|West|Vaughan, has brought on actor Lee Norris as its first development executive... The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has upped Kate Shanks VP-public affairs... Crosby Marketing Communications has promoted Gabrielle Weber to director of integration management and Mini Johri to director of production services.

People: YouTube Hires Shana Tepper as Entertainment Communs. Head

Wed, Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

shana TepperYouTube has named Shana Tepper head of entertainment communications. Tepper was previously VP of communications for Comedy Central and Paramount Network... Banner Public Affairs has brought on Emily Grannis as director, communications and public relations. She was at Pirelli Tire... Rogers & Cowan/PMK sorts executive pieces... Morning Consult grabs Whole Foods' Olivia Petersen for managing director communications slot.

People: Rooney Partners Nabs Elliot Sloane of Sloane & Co. Fame

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Elliot SloaneRooneyPartners nabs Elliot Sloane, who sold Sloane & Company to MDC Partners and most recently advised clients of FTI Consulting's strategic communications arm... The ACE Agency, a Santa Ana, CA-based shop, hires Weeda Sanchez as director of marketing and PR... Virgo Health, which is part of Interpublic, has appointed Michael Platt as managing director of its New York office, a new post.

Nelson Exits Publicis for Edelman

Fri, Nov. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa NelsonMelissa Nelson, who headed Publicis Groupe's Seattle outpost for the past three years, is switching to Edelman as Pacific Northwest president. (1 reader comment)

Loch Succeeds Altheide as COO at G&S

Thu, Nov. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ron LochRon Loch has been named chief operations officer of G&S Business Communications. Loch will take over from Jeff Altheide, who is set to retire at the end of 2020.

Hayden to Handle Comms for BAE Systems

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Caitlin HaydenEdelman and White House vet Caitlin Hayden joins aerospace company BAE Systems as senior vice president of communications.

Ketner Group Ups Seeds; PRSA/NY Installs Jelencovich '20 Prexy

Tue, Nov. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Catherlne SeedsKetner Group Communications upped Catherine Seeds to president from senior VP... American Friends of Tel Aviv University appoints Kelly Grunther VP/marketing & communications... PRSA/NY installs Kellie Jelencovich, PR manager of Travel Leaders Group, as 2020 president and Andrew Graham, founder partner of Clear, president-elect.