Porter Novelli has promoted Ayanna Robinson to global chief client officer. Robinson has been with the firm since 2001 and was previously EVP, Atlanta corporate and reputation management leader. She has led engagements for such clients as Bayer Crop Science, Centers for Disease Control and Habitat for Humanity. Calling her “the ideal person to help us forge a new path for the chief client officer role,” Porter Novelli CEO David Bentley said Robinson “has proven her ability to foster growth while also making a positive impact at Porter Novelli and in her communities.”
Healthcare communications agency TellMed Strategies has hired Mary Coyle as strategic director. Coyle was previously president of Coyle Communications. She has also served as a senior vice president at Ruder Finn, Marina Maher Communications, TogoRun, Omincom PR and MSLGROUP. Coyle has worked with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and consumer health sectors. At TellMed, she will provide oversight and strategic direction to clients, as well as playing an integral role in building the agency's business. “Mary’s extensive experience and expertise across healthcare communications is a perfect complement to our senior management team,” said TellMed founder and managing director Tara DiMilia.
|Jennifer George Caligiuri
Shutterfly, a photography, photography products and image sharing company headquartered in Redwood City, CA, has appointed Jennifer George Caligiuri as vice president of communications and public relations, effective Sept. 14. Caligiuri comes to Shutterfly from mindfulness and meditation-focused company Headspace, where she was global director of communications. She was previously head of PR at Unilever-owned beauty brand Murad, and director of corporate communications and public relations at The Wonderful Company. In her new role, Caligiuri will oversee all strategic communications functions, including media relations, executive communications, organic social media, issues management, and internal communications.