The Glover Park Group (GPG) announced that Oliver Phillips joined the firm as a managing director, working across the company’s Public Affairs, Media Relations and Corporate Communication Practices. Oliver joins GPG from Brunswick Group, where he founded the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practice. Prior to joining Brunswick, Oliver ran global media strategy for UNICEF from 2003 to 2006, overseeing communications for the agency’s priority campaigns. Accompanying executive director Carol Bellamy, he led the first fact finding mission by a UN Agency head to the Darfur region of Sudan and oversaw global campaigns focused on access to clean water, reducing child mortality and increasing the availability of affordable pediatric AIDS drugs. From 2001 to 2003, he was senior advisor and communications director for California Governor Gray Davis, where, in the midst of the state’s energy crisis, he led communications for the nation’s first carbon emissions act. (Release)
Susan Magrino Agency announced first quarter internal promotions for several executive team members. Ana Calle has been promoted to senior account supervisor. She joined the agency as account supervisor in 2012 and continues to work on the Food, Wine & Spirits team. Bailey Horn has been promoted to account supervisor. Horn joined the agency as senior account executive in 2011, she will continue to work in the Consumer Division with a focus on beauty, health & wellness as well as fashion. Molly Peterson has been promoted to vice president in the Consumer Division overseeing the Home Furnishings & Design team. Peterson joined the agency in 2013 as senior account director. Brent Price has been promoted to senior account executive. She joined the agency as a trainee in 2011, and continues to work in the Consumer Division. John Rice has been promoted to senior account executive. Rice also joined the agency as a trainee in 2011 and continues to work in the Consumer Division. Annie Taplin has been promoted to account director for the Spirits team. She joined the agency in 2011 as senior account supervisor for the Travel, Food, Wine & Spirits divisions and will now oversee the Spirits portfolio for the agency. (Release)
Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., announced the appointment of Sophie Krishnan as vice president of global marketing and product. Krishnan previously served as Egencia’s vice president of strategy and business development. In her new role, Krishnan will help Egencia continue on its mission to revolutionize worldwide corporate travel and service. Krishnan joined Egencia in 2011 and has helped define the company’s business strategy and business development. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in Egencia’s acquisition of VIA Travel, the largest travel agency in the Nordics – which doubled the size of Egencia’s European business. She also drove business development to accelerate the company’s growth in expansion markets. (Release)
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