Julie HallJulie Hall

Weber Shandwick has hired Boston PR veteran Julie Hall to head its outpost in the city.

As general manager/executive VP, Hall reports to Joy Farber Kolo, president of WS/East, and works closely with Micho Spring, chair of WS/New England and the Interpublic agency's corporate practice.

Prior to joining WS, Hall did a five-year stint at Havas as executive VP/chief growth officer & managing director of Boston, worked 11 years at Schneider Assocs, and did a three-year run at Cone.

Early in her career, she was an account coordinator for WS.

Most recently, Hall handled marketing & communications for Cambridge-based WuXi NextCODE, a genomic data technology firm.