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Roll Call: Edelman Turns 60; H&K; Global Capacity; ProPublica; more

The nation’s leading PR firm Edelman turned 60 today, and in honor of the occasion the organization and its CEO, Richard Edelman, released a package of materials elaborating on the history of the PR industry, its current state and its future. Content includes a letter from Mr. Edelman on the history and purpose of the company his father founded 60 years ago, a blog post , and an infographic laying out ten basic “rules to live by” for PR pros.

Hill + Knowlton Strategies announced that it is promoting chief operating officer Andy Weitz to co-chair of the agency’s global corporate advisory practice alongside co-chair Andrew Laurence. In his new role, Weitz will focus on managing corporate efforts for H+K’s US clients while Laurence will handle international accounts. (Release)

Global Capacity, a leading telecommunications information and logistics company, announced today that company co-founder and CEO Patrick Shutt will transition to a new position as vice chairman of the board. COO Jack Lodge will serve as the company’s new president. In his new role, Mr. Shutt will continue to help guide the strategic direction of Global Capacity, while also pursuing new entrepreneurial ventures in the Cloud space. Mr. Lodge, who joined the company in 2006 through the acquisition of CentrePath, has acted as COO since 2008. He will now assume responsibility for all aspects of the strategy and execution of the Global Capacity business. (Release)

ProPublica, a non-profit dedicated to producing “investigative journalism in the public interest”, has promoted director of communications Mike Webb to the position of vice president of communications. Webb previously served as deputy director of communications for the Brennan Center for Justice and publicity director for The Nation magazine. (Profile)

Movie ticketing and information site Fandango has hired former Disney executive Paul Yanover to assume the newly created role of president. Yanover will lead the company’s overall business strategy; he previously served as executive vice-president and managing director of Disney Online. (Release)

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