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Kellogg Foundation Adds B-M, FH Vet Murphy

Fri, Aug. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Michael MurphyThe WK Kellogg Foundation has hired Michael Murphy as VP-communications to handle US and international outreach and provide counsel to CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.

Invariant's Lee Takes FTA Helm

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Penny LeePenny Lee, who headed the PA practice at Invariant, the DC-based strategic communications and government relations shop, has taken the helm of the Financial Technology Assn.

Stanberry Nabs NAB Post 

Wed, Apr. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Charlyn StanberryCharlyn Stanberry, chief of staff to Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clark, has joined the National Association of Broadcasters as VP-government relations.

NYWICI Targets Women Exiting Workforce

Fri, Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WomenHeardNew York Women in Communications is launching #WOMENHEARD, a research-driven platform and initiative to address the high number of women who have exited from the workforce over the last year.

O'Grady Reports for Service at Crosby Marketing

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Meg O'GradyMeg O’Grady, who helped launch the Defense Dept.’s spouse education & career program as associate director in the office of family policy, has joined Crosby Marketing Communications as executive VP/military & veterans practice leader.

Big Biz Urges Congress to Challenge Trump on Tariffs

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

National Foreign Trade CouncilThe National Foreign Council today urged Congress to stand up to president Trump by conducting oversight to ensure that his tariff policy serves the overall national interest.

GOP Heavyweight Madden Shifts to Arnold Ventures

Tue, Aug. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin MaddenKevin Madden, a top Republican communications operative, has joined Arnold Ventures, a philanthropy of Texas billionaire John Arnold, as executive VP-advocacy.

PRSA Seeks Nominations for 2020 Officers

Wed, Aug. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

PRSAThe 2020 PRSA-NY Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations from members for the Chapter’s next executive committee and board of directors.

Page Turns PR Over to G&S

Tue, Mar. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Luke LambertThe Arthur Page Society has tapped G&S Business Communications for pro bono PR duties, which had been handled by Text 100.

Hauser Joins Hudson Institute

Tue, Sep. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ann Marie HauserAnn Marie Hauser, veteran GOP communicator, takes VP-PA post at the Hudson Institute, conservative think tank based in Washington.

Battle Over Merger of PR Groups Rocks UK

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PRCAThe battle over the proposed merger between the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association and the Association of Professional Political Consultants is picking up steam.

Sample Ambles to PR Council Prexy Post

Thu, Jul. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kim SampleThe PR Council today announced that Kim Sample, who has more than 30 years of PR experience, is taking over for president Renee Wilson on August 1.

Focus: Hope Focuses on PR

Tue, May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

focus hopeFocus: Hope, the Detroit-based non-profit, expects to select a PR firm or marketing consultant by the end of the month to further its goal to break the cycle of generational poverty.

Lewis Leads Lobbying Push at ACLI

Fri, May 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Robert LewisRobert Lewis has joined the American Council of Life Insurers to lead its lobbying effort on the financial services front.

Edelman Alum Flies to Aerospace Trade Group

Wed, Apr. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Caitlin HaydenCaitlin Hayden, who was executive VP and director of the media group in Edelman’s Washington office, has joined the Aerospace Industries Assn. as VP-Communications. She reports to CEO Eric Fanning.

Twitter’s Horne Moves to Brookings

Wed, Apr. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Emily HorneEmily Horne, who heads global policy communications at Twitter’s DC office, plans to join the Brookings Institution this summer as VP-communications.

Beer Institute Taps Cox

Thu, Apr. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ramsey CoxThe Beer Institute has named Ramsey Cox as director of media relations and PA.

Ex-PRSA Chief Counters Coffee Cancer Warning Ruling

Mon, Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bill MurrayFormer Public Relations Society of America CEO Bill Murray is leading pushback against a California judge’s preliminary decision that requires coffee shops to post warnings about possible links between coffee drinking and cancer.