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International marketing and corporate communications agency JeffreyGroup has hired Asher Levine as managing director, that agency’s top account management position for US operations.

Prior to joining JeffreyGroup, Levine was a journalist with Thomson Reuters, which he joined in 2011 and served as a correspondent in São Paulo, covering corporate and political news in Latin America. Previously, Levine held stints at Omnicom property Interbrand and ABC News, both in New York.

At JeffreyGroup, Levine will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s pan-regional team, which manages multi-market communications programs. He will work out of the firm’s Miami headquarters, and will report to JeffreyGroup CEO Brian Burlingame.

Burlingame in a statement called Asher a "well-known and widely-respected journalist with deep connections to the region’s top influencers."

Miami-headquartered JeffreyGroup, which specializes in marketing, communications and PR for multinational brands throughout Latin America, was founded in 1993. The agency holds offices in New York, Miami, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Buenos Aires, and last year opened its newest office in Brasilia. JeffreyGroup clients include Amazon, American Airlines, Facebook, Hilton, Johnson & Johnson and Xerox.