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Roll Call: Golin Harris, Democratic National Committee and ‘National Journal’

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Tarun Deo as managing director of Singapore and regional managing director of South-East Asia. He will assume the leadership role from Christina Cheang, who is stepping down from the role after five successful years with the agency. Deo starts his new assignment on July 1. Deo brings with him more than 20 years of communications and brand building experience from across Asia Pacific and is regarded by many as a trusted senior counselor. He has worked across many industry sectors and for some of the world’s largest brands. Most recently Deo served as managing director and senior partner of FleishmanHillard’s operations across Southeast Asia and India, based in Singapore. Previous roles include senior vice president for Market Development and the Technology Group for Asia as well as leading strategy to build Fleishman’s regional Digital and Social Media capabilities. (Release)

Brad Woodhouse, after nearly five years as Democratic National Committee communications director, senior adviser to three chairs, and strategist for both Obama presidential campaigns, will be stepping down from his post this Friday. Woodhouse led the rapid response and bracketing operation at the DNC during both Obama runs, and helped lead the party’s earned media efforts around the passage of Obamacare. Beginning in July, Woodhouse will become president of Americans United for Change (AUFC),  a position he held before he entered the Obama orbit in 2008. (Politico)

National Journal has promoted editorial booker Emma Angerer to the position of communications director. Emma joined National Journal nearly three years ago and single-handedly built an extremely successful booking operation–from scratch. According to the company, Emma has a reputation for credibility and great news sense among producers in DC and New York. An internal memo says that she “has boundless energy, is deeply loyal to our brands and is always brimming with smart ideas—qualities that will make her an excellent communications director for NJ.” (FishbowlDC)

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