|Carrie von der Sitt|
Golin has promoted Carrie von der Sitt to global head of growth and Ron D’Innocenzo is taking on the expanded position of chief creative officer for North America. von der Sitt has been with Golin since 1996, most recently as head of US growth. She has also served as EVP and Chicago consumer group director, as well as head of US food and beverage. As global head of growth, von der Sitt will lead the firm’s approach to business development across Golin’s more than 50 global offices. D’Innocenzo joined the agency in 2013 as executive creative director of Golin’s Chicago office. Before coming to Golin, he was vice president, creative director at FCB, and as worked as a creative director at Element79 and a copywriter at Leo Burnett. In his new role, D’Innocenzo will oversee the firm’s conceptual creators, graphic designers and content production teams, in addition to taking an active role in identifying, pursuing and leading new and organic business development opportunities.
Development Counsellors International has promoted Katherine Saunders to senior vice president from vice president, economic development. Saunders was previously with DCI from 2003 to 2005, and has also served as vice president corporate communications at Hill & Knowlton. She returned to DCI in 2016. In her new role, Saunders will oversee client strategy for the firm’s economic development practice in New York City and Denver. She will also manage service integration on behalf of clients by leveraging DCI’s digital and research practices to meet clients’ overall strategic business investment and talent attraction goals.
CBS News has promoted Richard Huff to vice president, CBS News communications. Huff was previously executive director, communications. At CBS News he’s led press strategy for CBS Sunday Morning and 48 Hours, where he worked closely with now CBS News president Susan Zirinksy. He’s also been instrumental in meeting the news division’s crisis communications needs. Before coming to CBS News, he was TV editor at the New York Daily News and wrote for Variety.
FrazierHeiby has named Lauren Parker CEO, effective Jan. 1. Parker was previously executive vice president at the firm. Before coming to FrazierHeiby, she was vice president, communications at Hot Paper Lantern and director, client relationships at Peppercomm. Parker succeeds Brian Havliand, who has served as president and CEO since 2016. Both Haviland and partner, creative services Doug Frazier will continue to play integral roles in the agency. Vice presidents Ann Mulvany and Whitney Somerville will become senior partners and co-owners alongside Parker.