Weber Shandwick appoints Michael Frohlich as chief executive officer, EMEA. Frolich joins the agency from Ogilvy UK, where he was CEO and oversaw the restructuring of several disparate business units into a consolidated marketing network. Previously he was CEO of Ogilvy’s public relations divisions in both EMEA and the UK. At Weber Shandwick, he will drive growth as well as overseeing the development of communications and marketing solutions for clients across the EMEA region in partnership with the firm’s EMEA-based specialist agencies: That Lot, Flipside and Prime Weber Shandwick. “Michael makes change happen,” said Weber Shandwick president and CEO Gail Heimann said. “He is a brave thinker, consummate strategist and the kind of leader who pushes for the best and brings the best out in everyone around him.”
KemperLesnik names Michelle Press senior vice president. Press was previously director of strategic communications and crisis management at UL, a safety science organization. She has also served as a senior vice president at Ogilvy and Golin. Her expertise includes internal and external communications, change management, crisis and issues management, community relations, analyst relations and mergers and acquisitions communications. “Her strategic thinking and reputation management skills will add to our already strong corporate communications practice,” said KempnerLesnik managing director Amy Littleton.
dovetail solutions, which has offices in Denver and Sacramento, brings on Summer Wright as vice president. Wright was previously director of marketing at The Niello Company, a California automotive group, where her responsibilities included brand vision and management, digital footprint, advertising, communications, public relations, community involvement, event production, website content, online reputation and social media. At dovetail, she will drive client program strategy and planning. Stephanie Castro and Jillian Headrick have also joined dovetail as client services partners.