Finn Southeast, the southeastern hub of FINN Partners, has named Rebecca Warren partner and co-lead of its health group. Warren joined Finn Partners in 2018 as vice president of client services. She was previously director of communications at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN, and has served as a senior director in the global CEO’s office at Burson-Marsteller in New York. In addition, Kerri Guyton, formerly director of marketing and communications at CapWealth, has joined the health team as vice president and Heather Clark has been brought on as a senior account executive.
The PRSA Health Academy has given Ellen Greene its 2020 Excellence in Public Relations Award. The award was presented to her during a Virtual Happy Hour event on Aug. 20. Greene is the vice president of strategic corporate communications for RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey. The award recognizes leaders in health care public relations and communications for their innovative leadership, contributions to public relations. Nominees are judged in three areas: leaders who advance and elevate the practice of health care public relations, facilitate the discovery of innovative strategies and tools and represent enrichment, leadership and excellence in his/her practice of public relations. “Ellen stood out as not only a strategic counselor to leaders within the health system, but a mentor to a number of employees both inside and outside her department. We are honored to recognize her as the 2020 recipient,” said Marina Renneke, 2020 chair of the PRSA Health Academy and member of the award review committee.
D S Simon Media has brought on Colleen Flood as account director. Flood previously served as national sales manager and vice president of agency relations at media intelligence company Burrelles. “She is a dynamic and savvy executive who provides knowledge and insights,” said D S Simon Media CEO Doug Simon. “She’ll be an incredible asset to our company and to the organizations she counsels.”