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Roll Call: Cohn & Wolfe, Bolt PR, The Cline Group and More

Cohn & Wolfe announced two senior appointments to help drive growth and lead new accounts. David Henderson, who joins as SVP in Los Angeles, will oversee the US Communications business for Nokia, while Josh Levin, based in New York, joins as SVP and Co-Lead of the US Corporate Practice. Henderson will report to Los Angeles office President Kazumi Mechling and Levin will have dual reporting to North America President Jim Joseph and Global Corporate Affairs Practice leader Geoff Beattie. (Release)

Veteran public relations specialist Joanne Forster has signed on as general manager and PR director of Bolt PR, Irvine. As general manager, Forster will be responsible for managing day-to-day company operations, overseeing all Bolt accounts, mentoring staff, and driving new business development initiatives. The most significant accomplishment of Forster’s career was “Force of Nature Concert for Tsunami Aid,” which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Forster co-produced and directed all domestic and international marketing efforts for the multi-artist concert, which raised over eight million dollars and made news headlines around the world. (Release)

The Cline Group announced that Jade Trombetta joined the company as VP, Public Relations. Trombetta’s responsibilities will focus strongly on growing the agency’s portfolio, while also helping to lead the National PR division, developing the Philadelphia and tri-state offices and aiding in the professional growth of junior-level staff’s career paths. Prior to joining The Cline Group, Trombetta spent the majority of her career working agency-side within numerous industries, including pharmaceutical, technology, personal care, health care, real estate and philanthropic endeavors. (Release)

Richard Rubenstein, president of Rubenstein Public Relations, announced that Laura Salerno has been promoted to vice president as she continues to lead client accounts in various practices at the agency.  Salerno joined RPR in 2008 and was an associate vice president at the firm, following promotions from senior account executive and associate publicist. (Release)

 

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