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Last Updated: Tue., Jul. 7, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

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On the Move: Buchwald Names Shulman PR Chief

Tue, Jul. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Sarah ShulmanBuchwald, a talent agency in New York and Los Angeles, has brought on Sarah Shulman as director of corporate communications, a newly created role... Idea Grove names David Reiter VP of client development and partnerships, a new post. Reiter comes to Idea Grove from iluminere, a digital, social and mobile shop... Dix & Eaton taps Amy McGahan as media relations head.

Ender to Lead Comms at CBS

Thu, Jul. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Chris EnderCBS Entertainment Group has appointed Chris Ender, who has been with the company for 24 years, as its new head of communications.

On the Move: BLJ Worldwide Recruits Rubenstein's Rosen

Wed, Jul. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Amy RosenBLJ Worldwide, a boutique strategic consultancy specializing in public diplomacy, communications, and global affairs, has named Amy Rosen president. Rosen joins BLJ Worldwide from Rubenstein Public Relations... Realtor.com has named Mickey Neuberger chief marketing officer. He was at eBay... MWWPR has brought on Weber Shandwick's Adam Selwyn as executive VP and chief creative officer.

Netflix Names New CMO

Tue, Jun. 30, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Bozoma Saint JohnMarketing veteran Bozoma Saint John has been recruited for the top marketing spot at Netflix.

On the Move: Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Hires Ross Gillfillan as VP of Communications

Tue, Jun. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ross GillfillanCitizens for Responsible Energy Solutions has hired Ross Gillfillan as VP of communications... Investis Digital, a global digital communications company, has appointed Jessica Dalziel as VP of strategic accounts in New York... Veritone, has appointed Locke Truong as VP of marketing for media & entertainment and monetization and Ryan Bazler as VP of marketing for aiWARE.

Hager Sharp Enrolls Howard U's Crystal Brown

Tue, Jun. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Crystal BrownHager Sharp has brought on Crystal Brown, who was VP-communications/CCO at Howard University, to lead its education, labor, and economy practice.

H+K Hires Tony Blair's Ex-Press Secretary

Thu, Jun. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tanya JosephHill+Knowlton has hired Tanya Joseph, who served as UK prime minister Tony Blair's press secretary and is a trustee at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, as managing director of its specialist services unit in London.

On the Move: Ketchum's Winer Switches to ROKK Solutions

Wed, Jun. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Rachel  WonerROKK Solutions brings on Rachel Winer as senior VP of digital. She was at Ketchum... OpsCompass, which bolsters security across various cloud-based platforms, hires Jeff Stender as director of marketing... Beebe Healthcare promotes Christina Deidesheimer to VP of communications and outreach, and CCO.

Dow Jones Alum Joins Veritone

Tue, Jun. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Thor ValdmanisThor Valdmanis, who was senior VP for strategic initiatives & relationships at News Corp.'s Dow Jones unit, has joined Veritone as senior VP-corporate communications.

Ketchum CEO Rafferty Shifts to Wells Fargo

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Barri RaffertyKetchum CEO Barri Rafferty is joining Wells Fargo & Co. next month to head the corporate communications department of the San Francisco-based bank.

On the Move: D S Simon Media Ups Tameeka Henry

Wed, Jun. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Tameeka HenryD S Simon Media promotes Tameeka Henry to VP, analytics and media syndication... GMMB has named senior VP and managing director Micheline Kennedy a partner... Storj Labs, a company that provides end-to-end encrypted, distributed cloud storage, taps Paul Ford for chief marketing officer slot.

On the Move: Initiate-it Names Foot CMO

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Darren FootInitiate-it, a Richmond shop that creates digital and social media campaigns for national and international franchisors, hires Darren Foot as a partner and chief marketing officer... Berks County, PA recruits Stephanie Weaver to serve as its first public relations officer... Crosby Marketing Communications adds Danielle Fox as a social media manager and Sydney Brown as a digital designer.

Sproule Exits Fiat Chrysler After Test Drive

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Simon SprouleSimon Sproule has left his position as chief communications officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after just four months on the job. His last day will be June 12.

On the Move: Lagrant Foundation Adds GM's Craig Buchholz to Board

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Craig BuchholzThe LAGRANT Foundation adds General Motors' Craig Buchholz to board. The Foundation awards scholarships to ethnic minorities in the advertising, marketing and PR professions... Peaks Strategies brings on Sloane & Co.'s Armel Leslie as partner... Rebuild Group hires Mark Canavan as executive creative director. (1 reader comment)

Squire Patton Boggs Boots Sen. Lott

Wed, Jun. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trent LottSquire Patton Boggs on June 8 fired former Mississippi Republican Senator Trent Lott, a key member of its public policy team.

On the Move: Instagram Recruits Melissa Waters as CMO

Wed, Jun. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Melissa WatersInstagram hires Melissa Waters as global head of marketing. She's a veteran of Lyft, Pandora and Cisco's Flip Video unit... The Public Affairs Council expands the role of João Sousa, European office senior manager. Sousa will now manage PAC's international network... Sunwest Communications names Rebecca Rodriguez managing director. She joins from the office of Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX).

Middleton Moves to Mercury

Tue, Jun. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Clay MiddletonClay Middleton, who worked in the Obama administration and served as a top aide to House majority whip James Clyburn (D-SC), has joined Mercury as senior VP.

Scissons Placed at Russell Reynolds

Tue, Jun. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Amy ScissonsAmy Scissons, a veteran of Mercer management consultant, has joined Russell Reynolds Assocs. as chief marketing and communications officer.

On the Move: APCO Adds Ceruti as Senior Director in Milan

Thu, Jun. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Simone CerutiAPCO Worldwide names Simone Ceruti senior director in its Milan office... Target brings back former communications director Molly Snyder to run comms for its Shipt grocery delivery service... North Square Investments signs up Martin Gawne as head of marketing.

On the Move: Managed Funds Assn. Names Noah Theran PR Chief

Wed, Jun. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Noah TheranManaged Funds Associations names Noah Theran executive vice president and managing director of global communications... Warner Bros. hires Tricia Melton as chief marketing officer of its Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics division... Digimarc Corporation brings on D.J. Vogt as senior director of corporate communications.

On the Move: Crosby Marketing Communs. Adds Edelman Alum Julia Krahe

Tue, Jun. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Julia KraheCrosby Marketing Communications names Edelman alum Julia Krahe as a senior vice president in D.C. She also was communications director for Sen. Amy Klobuchar... Murphy O'Brien adds Michael Altneu as VP-real estate... Health Unlimited promotes Clare Peck to managing director.