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Laura Kane, senior VP and global head of media relations for Marsh, has joined PR Society of America as communications chief.

She replaces Stephanie Cegielski, who stepped down last summer after two years. Cegielski had replaced Arthur Yann, who died while serving as VP of PR of the Society in 2013.

Kane reports to PRSA CEO Joseph Truncale and take the title of chief communication officer, a new title at the trade group.

Kane led corporate communications at insurer Aflac and was senior VP of communications at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

She earlier worked in media overseeing e-commerce at ABC-TV and consulting for Japan's NHK.