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Christou Takes Subway PR Post

Tue, Dec. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Lorri ChristouLorri Christou, who was VP-external communications and PR at Choice Hotels International, has joined Subway as VP PR, communications and PA at its Milford, CT headquarters.

FanDuel Bets on Jones

Tue, Dec. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Chris JonesFanDuel Group, online gaming company, has named Madison Ave. veteran Chris Jones VP-corporate communications.

PR Pro Harris Diamond Steps Down as McCann CEO

Thu, Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Harris DiamondPR pro-Harris Diamond is stepping down as CEO of Interpublic’s flagship McCann Worldgroup ad agency after an eight-year run. COO Bill Kolb will assume the top spot at the end of the year.

Raytheon Snags State Dept. Vet

Wed, Oct. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Paul JonesRaytheon Technologies has hired Paul Jones, a US foreign service veteran, for the VP international government relations slot.

Mercurio Stars in Motion Picture Assn.'s PR Push

Thu, Sep. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John MercurioJohn Mercurio, a veteran of Burson-Marsteller, Purple Strategies and CNN, will join the Motion Picture Assn. on Sept. 28 as senior VP-corporate communications.

Beyah Takes Ride on Union Pacific Railroad

Fri, Aug. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Clarissa BeyahClarissa Beyah, who stepped down in April as VP-strategic communications at Northwestern Mutual, has signed on as chief communications officer at Union Pacific, the freight railroad that serves 23 states.

Hering Schuppener's Verdaux Takes PMI Post

Tue, Aug. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gregiore VerdeauxHering Schuppener partner Gregoire Verdaux is heading to Philip Morris International, where he will take on the position of senior VP external affairs on Sept. 1.

Publicis Bounces Goodwin Over COVID Tweets

Wed, Aug. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tom GoodwinPublicis Groupe has fired Tom Goodwin, who took the head of futures and insight post earlier this year, following his controversial tweets about the COVID-19 pandemic and exchanges with other ad people.

Philips Lighting's Kanter Moves to ING

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa KanterMelissa Kanter, who headed integrated communications for Philips Lighting in North America, has moved to ING Americas, financial services marketer.

Microsoft Shutters Retail Network

Fri, Jun. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Microsoft StoreMicrosoft today announced it is closing its 83 retail stores, abandoning its plan to mimic Apple's successful strategy.

Ecolab Partners with Team WPP

Wed, Jun. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

EcolabEcolab, provider of sanitization and disinfection services, has hired WPP to promote how companies that use its services can position themselves as the gold standard of cleanliness as economies reopen in the post-COVID-19 era.

Deloitte Digital Chief Takes Ogilvy Helm

Tue, Jun. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Andy MainAndy Main, global chief at Deloitte Digital, will be the new CEO of Ogilvy, taking over for John Seifert, who announced his plan to step down in April.

Turton Trots to Tyson

Thu, Jun. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dan TurtonDan Turton, who was VP North American public policy at General Motors and an Obama White House alum, will join Tyson Foods on June 29 as senior VP, global government affairs.

My Time with Larry

Thu, May 28, 2020

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherLarry Kramer, the playwright and AIDS activist, died yesterday at age 84. He left his mark in two different worlds—the arts and healthcare. He changed me, too.

UT's Parsons Returns to H+K

Tue, May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli ParsonsKelli Parsons, senior VP & chief communications officer at United Technologies, is returning to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as global chair, corporate affairs on June 15.

H&K Wraps Up DS Smith

Thu, Apr. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

DS SmithHill+Knowlton Strategies has aced a competitive pitch for DS Smith, London-based $7.5B global packaging giant.

AIG's Juarez Shifts to DWS

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Kenneth JuarezAIG's Kenneth Juarez, a Burson-Marsteller and Abernathy MacGregor veteran, joins DWS Group, an asset management firm that was spun off by Deutsche Bank, as communications chief.

Altria CEO Retires as He Recovers From COVID-19

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Howard WillardAltria Group announced today that CEO Howard Willard retired April 14 and was succeeded by vice chairman & CFO Billy Gifford. He is recovering from COVID-19.