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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.

Weber Shandwick Names NYC, Boston Leaders; FTI Boosts Stratcom

Tue, Oct. 29, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Michael WehmanWeber Shandwick has promoted New York consumer marketing practice lead Michael Wehman to head of office, while Stacey Bernstein, executive VP, assumes Boston helm... FTI Consulting recruits Sonja Nesbit and Erica Elliott Richardson as managing directors in its strategic communications segment... JeffreyGroup hires BCW veteran Patrícia Ávila to manage Brazil... Hager Sharp taps retired Ketchum exec Jerry Olszewski for board duty.

Express Scripts' Katz Catches on at BCW

Fri, Oct. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Emily KatzEmily Katz, who was senior director of government affairs at Express Scripts, has joined BCW's public affairs & crisis practice in Washington.

Pfizer Media Alum Mastrojohn Takes Y&R PR Job

Thu, Oct. 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Dean MastrojohnDean Mastrojohn, who formerly led global media relations at Pfizer, has come on board at Y&R PR, where he will serve as senior VP, integrated media.


On the Move: United Talent Agency Taps Ashley Momtaheni; Carolyn Izzo Ups Amy Sedeņo; KARV Communications Recruits Kevin Nolan

Thu, Oct. 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ashley MomtaheniUnited Talent Agency has named Ashley Momtaheni director of corporate communications. She was at Annapurna Pictures... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications has promoted executive director Amy Sedeño to partner. Sedeño leads the Miami office and travel/tourism and food/beverage divisions... KARV Communications hires Kevin Nolan as senior VP. He joins from Africa-focused Djembe Communications.

Hyundai CMO Evans Resigns

Fri, Oct. 18, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

EvansHyundai Motor America chief marketing officer Dean Evans announced today that he’s stepping down from his post at the automaker.

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Shifts Sara Gavin to Chief Client Officer Slot; Hill+Knowlton Snags Marina Maher's Alex Taylor; Hawkins International PR Recruits BCW's Eilyn Segura; Metro PR Promotes Duo

Fri, Oct. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sara GavinWeber Shandwick ups Sara Gavin from North America president to chief client officer, replacing Cathy Calhoun, who will shift to IPG’s constituency management group... Hill+Knowlton Strategies snags Marina Maher's Alex Taylor... Hawkins International PR hires Eilyn Segura from BCW for senior director of corporate communications spot... Metro Public Relations promotes Rebecca Rolnick Knaack to VP- entertainment and Andrew Valdes to VP-media relations.

On the Move: BerlinRosen Hires Kelly Vingelis as Digital Ad Guru; Lupus Research Alliance Recruits H+K's Penny Mitchell; G&S Business Communications Ups Jennifer Becker, Katie Klaas to VP

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kelly VingelisBerlinRosen hires Kelly Vingelis as VP-digital advertising. She was at Revolution Messaging... Lupus Research Alliance names Hill+Knowlton Strategies alum Penny Mitchell senior director for marketing & communications... G&S Business Communications ups Jennifer Becker and Katie Klaas to VP.

On The Move: North 6th Gets Moxie's Valerie Leary; Pace University Enrolls Jerry McKinstry as PA Director; Clarity PR Appoints YouTap's Jason Stark CFO

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Valerie LearyNorth 6th Agency hires Valerie Leary as director of demand generation. She joins from computer software company Moxie... Pace University in Westchester County names Jerry McKinstry as PA director. McKinstry was director of strategic communications at Harrison Edwards PR in Armonk & deputy communications director for ex-Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino... Clarity PR appoints YouTap's Jason Stark as CFO.

BCW, Chevron PA Pro Moves to Mercury

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steve BurnsSteve Burns, who has been BCW’s west coast public affairs lead since 2014, has moved over to Mercury Public Affairs, where he will be managing director of the firm’s Sacramento office.

On the Move: Avisa Partners Lures Eric Bovim with CEO Post; Phoenix Suns Net Dean Stoyer; Hall+Co. Tap Ashlee Dubreuil, Ivan Liu for VP Duty

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Eric BovimAvisa Partners snags Eric Bovim as CEO of its US operations. He joins Avisa from Signal Group, where he was managing director.....Phoenix Suns net Dean Stoyer for chief marketing & communications spot. He was VP-brand communcations at Under Armour... Hall+Co. tap Ashlee Dubreuil VP-luxury brands and Ivan Liu VP-business development.

On the Move: Ink & Roses Hires Zeno Group's Janine McCargo; Osborn Barr | Paramore Adds Gunpowder Inc.'s Tim Lindstedt; Oak Street Funding Recruits National Grid's Iliana Williams for CMO

Fri, Oct. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ink & RosesInk & Roses hires Zeno Group's Janine McCargo as VP, healthcare... Osborn Barr | Paramore raids Gunpowder Inc. and hires Tim Lindstedt for client services director... Oak Street Funding hires Iliana Williams as chief marketing officer. Williams comes to Oak Street from utility company National Grid.

On the Move: Ogilvy Taps Rachel Caggiano for DC Group Managing Director; Inspire PR Hires Marisa Long for Exec. VP Job; Stevens Group Brings In Greg Sherry; D S Simon Media Ups Mike Bako; North 6th Agency Promotes Jim Morris to CFO

Thu, Oct. 3, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rachel CaggianoOgilvy has appointed Rachel Caggiano as group managing director for its DC office. Caggiano comes to Ogilvy from fellow WPP firm VMLY&R... Inspire PR Group of Columbus, OH, has hired Marisa Long as executive VP. She was at the U.S. Green Building Council... The Stevens Group has brought on Greg Sherry, president of Sherry Communications Consultants, as an affiliate associate... D S Simon Media has promoted Mike Bako to VP, content and media strategy... North 6th Agency has promoted Jim Morris to chief financial officer. 

On the Move: ReviveHealth Recruits Lindsey Thompson from Marina Maher; 360 PR+ Ups Victoria Renwick, Mike Rush; US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Taps Luella Chavez D'Angelo for CCO

Tue, Oct. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lindsey ThompsonReviveHealth has named Lindsey Thompson executive VP, communications. Thompson was previously group senior VP at Marina Maher Communications, handling Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk... 360 PR+ has named Victoria Renwick and Mike Rush equity partners and executive VPs... The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has hired Luella Chavez D’Angelo as chief marketing and communications officer. D’Angelo joins the organization from Centura Health.

On the Move: Ketchum Hires Jeffrey Moran from Client, Pernod; FARE Recruits Steve Danon from National Restaurant Assn.; Nanotronics Taps Ogilvy's Mary Cunney

Mon, Sep. 30, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey MoranKetchum names Jeffrey Moran managing director of its consumer packaged goods industry offering. He was VP-PR & marketing services for Ketchum client, Pernod USA... FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) hires Steve Danon as senior VP-external affairs. He joins from the National Restaurant Association... Nanotronics taps Ogilvy's Mary Cunney as chief communications officer.

MMI Makes Malek CEO 

Fri, Sep. 27, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Maggie MalekMaggie Malek has been named CEO of Houston-based advertising, branding and communications agency MMI Agency.

On the Move: H+K Expands Duties of Richard Millar, Lars Erik Grønntun; Markstein Names Keelie Segars CEO; DCI Hires Beth Miller as VP-Media Relations; BoardRoomPR Elevates Todd Templin to Equity Partner

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Richard MillarHill+Knowlton Strategies has expanded the roles of global presidents Richard Millar and Lars Erik Grønntun... Markstein ups senior VP Keelie Segars to CEO... Development Counsellors International hires Beth Miller as VP-media relations. She was at Skansa real estate development/construction outfit... BoardroomPR has elevated executive VP Todd Templin to equity partner.