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Last Updated: Mon., Sep. 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

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On the Move: Jill Biden's Press Secretary Moves to Hamilton Place

Mon, Aug. 15, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Michael LaRosaHamilton Place Strategies brings on Michael LaRosa, who was Jill Biden’s press secretary, as managing director... Kohl's promotes Christie Raymond to chief marketing officer... PowerSchool, which provides cloud-based software for K-12 education, hires Fred Studer as CMO... Ogilvy names Matthew Curry global executive creative director for its IBM business.

On the Move: FINN Promotes O'Donnell to Partner

Fri, Aug. 12, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Brianne O'DonnellFINN Partners promotes Brianne O’Donnell to partner, higher education... Manus Bio appoints Frederik Bjoerndal as vice president of corporate communications... TVP Communications, which works exclusively with higher education clients, ups Erin Hennessy to executive vice president.

Thornell Succeeds Isay as SKDK CEO

Thu, Aug. 11, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Doug ThornellSKDK has named partner Doug Thornell successor to CEO Josh Isay, making him the highest ranking Black executive at top PA/political consulting firm.

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On the Move: ONEOK Hires Bayer's Wallis for SVP-Communs Spot

Thu, Aug. 11, 2022

By Steve Barnes

J. Darren WallisONEOK taps Bayer's J. Darren Wallis as SVP, communications & community relations... XPO Logistics, Inc., a freight transportation services provider, names Honeywell's Nina Reinhardt CCO of RXO platform... KM Strategies Group appoints CNN political contributor Abdul El-Sayed as its first senior advisor.

On the Move: Lambert Hires First Horizon Corp's Ward

Wed, Aug. 10, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Julia WardLambert hires First Horizon Corp.'s Julia Ward as a managing director... Hager Sharp brings on Erik Robelen as VP in its education, labor and economy practice... Assembly, a Stagwell unit, brings on Gaby Sethi as global head of impact... Spotter, which pays YouTube creators for the right to monetize the video content they produce, signs up Galvea Kelly as CMO.

On the Move: Steinreich Communications Group Hires Monica Edwards

Tue, Aug. 9, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Monica EdwardsSteinreich Communications Group hires Monica Edwards as SVP and head of its Lifestyle Brands practice... NAVEX, developer of integrated risk and compliance management software, names Julia Mair CMO... Ironclad, a digital contracting platform, hires Leslie Henthorn as marketing chief.

On the Move: MP&F Strategic Taps AllianceBernstein Vet

Mon, Aug. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kate Sharrard ChinnMP&F Strategic Communications brings on AllianceBernstein's Kate Sherrard Chinn as a partner... Allen & Gerritsen hires Nina Rossello as SVP of strategy and Janet Freed as SVP of talent... thredUP, an online resale platform, names Noelle Sadler CMO... Schellman, which provides cybersecurity services, names PwC's Craig Kallin its lead marketer.

Weber Alum Penati to Create Buzz for BEE

Thu, Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Luca PenatiLuca Penati, one-time head of Weber Shandwick’s western region and leader of Ogilvy’s technology group, has joined BEE (BEE Content Design, Inc).

On the Move: Mark Allen & Co. Names Herskowitz Entertainment Chief

Thu, Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Hillary HerskowitzMark Allen & Co. names Hillary Herskowitz head of media and entertainment... Clarity appoints Margaret Carpo VP... Syntax, a multi-cloud and mission-critical applications managed cloud provider, taps former IBM marketing exec Catherine Solazzo for CMO spot.

On the Move: Peregrine Names Hilton, Cole Co-CEOs

Wed, Aug. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PeregrinePeregrine Communications Group names Max Hilton and Josh Cole as co-CEOs... BMF appoints Ally Roos as account director of its earned/PR practice... Antenna Group promotes Jake Rozmaryn to chief growth officer, a newly created position at the firm.

On the Move: Allison+Partners Ups Barr, Fischler

Tue, Aug. 2, 2022

By Steve Barnes

AllisonAllison+Partners promotes Karyn Barr to president, global operations and Jordan Fischler to president, global strategy in its technology group... Sage Growth Partners, a Baltimore-based healthcare firm, hires Drew Whalen as SVP, business development... PRA Group, Inc. names Giovanna Genard VP of external affairs and marketing leader, a newly created role.

FGS Global Adds ADM’s Reed

Fri, Jul. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Anthony ReedFGS Global hires Anthony Reed, who was VP-federal government relations at ag giant Archer Daniels Midland.

On the Move: BCW Snags Edelman's Kelly

Fri, Jul. 29, 2022

By Steve Barnes

TJ KellyBCW tabs Edelman's TJ Kelly to take on the newly created role of president, western region... Mason appoints Ogilvy Health's Michael Field as executive creative director... Granicus, a provider of government experience technologies and services, hires Suzanne Behrens as CMO.

On the Move: Ford Hutman Media Taps McCaffrery as PR Chief

Thu, Jul. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Meriel McCaffreyFord Hutman Media recruits Wachsman, W2O vet Meriel McCaffery as VP, head of corporate communications... Solution Tree, educational publisher, names Calvin Daniels CMO... Sherlock Communications appoints Richard Fenning as director of search engine optimization... Saucony, running shoe & apparel company, appoints LL Bean's Kathryn Pratt CMO.

On the Move: Padilla Hires Consumer Pro Werle

Wed, Jul. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chris WerlePadilla names former Weber Shandwick EVP and consumer practice lead Chris Werle an SVP and member of the agency’s Corporate Advisory Board... MSCI names HP veteran Cristina Bondolowski CMO... True Media hires Chris Actis as president of U.S. operations... Theorem, a digital marketing solutions provider, recruits Reem Al-Basri to head London office.

On the Move: KemperLesnik Names Prosperi EVP

Tue, Jul. 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

David ProsperiKemperLesnik names David Prosperi EVP and managing director. Prosperi was previously SVP of communications for the Options Clearing Corporation... Reputation Partners brings on former KemperLesnik EVP and managing director Amy Littleton as president, effective Aug. 15... Clyde Group promotes VPs Geoff Vetter and Jenny Wang to SVPs.

Teneo Hires H+K's Ex-Technology Chief

Mon, Jul. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Amanda GrotyAmanda Groty, who served more than a dozen years at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and exited as vice chair and global technology head, has joined Teneo’s London office as a senior managing director.