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Roll Call: CNN, Zynga, Quinn & Co, and More

Alison Rudnick has re-joined CNN’s PR department as senior director for HLN’s PR effort. She will work with Carolyn Disbrow on all brand and show publicity. Previously, she was director of corporate communications at Discovery. She was a PR manager at CNN from 2004 to 2006.

Adam Isserlis and Amy Sezak have joined Zynga as director of corporate communications and senior manager of corporate communications, respectively, PRWeek reports. Isserlis was previously VP and director of digital media at Rubenstein Communications; Sezak was previously a senior PR manager at Logitech. The hires brings Zynga’s internal PR team to 10. The company announced that they hired M Booth & Associates last month.

Peggy Mansfield has been promoted to associate publisher, integrated marketing from the executive director position at Food Network Magazine. She will continue leading the outlet’s branding initiatives and multi-platform programs.

Quinn & Co. Public Relations has promoted David Semanoff to associate VP and head of the firm’s food, wine, and spirits division (FW+S). He has been with the firm for three years.

Widmeyer Communications has added to to its education team. Paul Fain has joined the firm as assistant VP. Previously, he was a senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education. And Mike McKenna joins the firm’s Higher Education Advisory Panel as senior counsel. He is managing partner at James Farm Creative.

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