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Last Updated: Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 @ 5:26 pm

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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.

PR Pros Don’t Expect Partisanship to End in Biden Era

Tue, Apr. 6, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

USCJournalists and communications pros believe our ongoing climate of political polarization will continue under the Biden Admin., but recognize it may also bring about a positive change regarding how their professions are perceived, according to USC Annenberg's latest Global Communications Report.

Ball Bounces Out of Gaetz's Office

Fri, Apr. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Luke BallLuke Ball is exiting his position as communications director for Rep. Matt Gaetz as the Justice Department inquiry into Gaetz’s possible connections to sex trafficking continues.


NYC Dept of Ed's Barbot Joins BerlinRosen

Thu, Feb. 18, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Miranda BarbotMiranda Barbot, press secretary at the New York City Dept. of Education, will join BerlinRosen March 22 as VP-strategic campaigns.

H+K Grabs Top Aide to Rep. Nadler

Wed, Feb. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel SchwartzHill+Knowlton Strategies hires Daniel Schwarz, a top aide to powerful Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.

Banner Public Affairs Snags Rajan

Wed, Feb. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Kish RajanKish Rajan, a California political operative with strong ties to the Democratic party, has signed on at Banner Public Affairs as senior advisor.

FTI Consulting Adds CBA's Zumwalt

Tue, Feb. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bryan ZumwaltFTI Consulting has added Bryan Zumwalt, who was executive VP-PA at the Consumer Brands Assn., to its strategic communications practice.

The Five Best Coronavirus PSAs of 2020

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Stephan Miller

No lone TV commercial could withstand the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and turn the tide of its spread from any city or state, but these PSAs successfully broke through the clutter of mainstream advertising.

Lightfoot's Press Sec. Ruiz Takes PA Post

Wed, Jan. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Anel RuizAnel Ruiz, who stepped down as press secretary to Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot last month, has joined public affairs and crisis management firm Culloton + Bauer Luce as senior VP.

PhRMA Recruits MGM’s DeShong for Top PA Job

Mon, Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongThe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has hired Debra DeShong, who has strong ties to the Democratic party, as executive VP of public affairs.