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Congress Debates PRís Role in Preventing Climate Action

Wed, Sep. 14, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Katie PorterThe U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today held a hearing focused on PR agencies’ work for the U.S. energy sector and what impacts their messaging has had in the ongoing climate-change debate.

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Matovcik Takes Constellation Brands PA Post

Thu, Aug. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ed MatovcikEd Matovcik, who has more than 30 years of PA, strategy and government relations experience in the wine and spirits sector, has joined alcohol beverage marketer Constellation Brands as VP-public affairs.

Citi Ups Lowney in PA Shop Reorg

Thu, Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer LowneyCiti promotes Jennifer Lowney to global head of communications, part of an overall reorganization of the company’s global public affairs division.

Vulcan Materials Alum Signs with Summit Strategy

Wed, Aug. 3, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

David DonaldsonDavid Donaldson, who was VP-external affairs & corporate communications at Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Co., has signed on as senior advisor at Summit Strategy Group, the corporate reputation, PA and ESG advisory in Los Altos, CA.

DC PA Veteran Bartlett Joins Kekst CNC

Wed, Jun. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BartlettBrian Bartlett, who served in George W. Bush’s White House and co-founded the Rational 360 shop, has joined Kekst CNC to open its Washington office and expand its PA offering.

Reed Quits Congress for Prime Policy Group

Thu, May 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Tom ReedNew York Republican Congressman Tom Reed has stepped down from Congress and will join BCW’s Prime Policy Group government relations/public affairs shop next week as vice-chairman.

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BCW, H+K Back NYC's Swipe at Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Tue, Apr. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

GayBCW, H+K Strategies, VMLY&R, Group M and Kinetic are the WPP shops that donated creative content and advertising space for New York mayor Eric Adams' move to run digital billboards in Florida to denounce its “Don’t Say Gay” law and to welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community to the Big Apple.

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ExxonMobil Hires BestBuy CCO Furman

Mon, Mar. 14, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Matt FurmanExxonMobil has hired Matt Furman as VP-public and government affairs, effective April 1. He will replace Suzanne McCarron, who is retiring after a 24-year run.

Putin Nears Breaking Point

Fri, Mar. 11, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ed CarrRussia's invasion of Ukraine has reached a critical juncture as a desperate Vladimir Putin nears his breaking point as a country that he said didn't exist stymies his military adventure.

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'Sense of Terror' Grips Moscow

Fri, Mar. 4, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Arkady OstrovskyThere is a sense of terror in Moscow as Vladimir Putin has put an undeclared state of martial law into place in the aftermath of his invasion of Ukraine, according to Arkady Ostrovsky, Russian and Eastern European correspondent for The Economist.

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Heitkamp Exits Actum

Mon, Jan. 31, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Heidi HeitkampFormer North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has resigned as co-chair of Actum LLC, which was launched Jan. 27 by former executives of Mercury Public Affairs.

Parks Returns to SKDK

Wed, Jan. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

DSeanteParksD’Seantè Parks, who has more than a decade of PA and advocacy experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, has joined SKDK in New York as senior VP.

Pfizer's Selib Moves to Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Tue, Dec. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jon SelibClayton, Dubilier & Rice has named Jon Selib, who was senior VP of global policy & public affairs at Pfizer, managing director & global external affairs leader.

APCO's Dechter Enrolls at Princeton

Tue, Nov. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Gadi DechterGadi Dechter, who heads APCO Worldwide's PA unit, is heading to Princeton University, where he will take on the role of VP for communications and government affairs, effective Jan. 10.

GE Vet Behrens Joins Kraft Heinz

Tue, Sep. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BillBehrensBill Behrens, who did an 11-year stint at General Electric, has joined Kraft Heinz as VP and global head of government affairs.

Lopez Takes PA Post at Constellation Brands

Fri, Jul. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Liz LopezLiz Lopez has been named VP-public affairs at Constellation Brands, the $8.4B alcohol and cannabis company via its nearly 40 percent stake in Canada’s Canopy Growth.

Vargas to Drive GM's Government Affairs Push

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Omar VargasGeneral Motors has hired Omar Vargas, who was senior VP & chief government affairs officer at 3M Co, for the VP and head of global public policy spot, effective Aug. 1.