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Roll Call: Mobility Public Relations, MWW, The Greenbrier Companies, and More

Mobility Public Relations has acquired L&O Public Relations. Paula Larson and Ellie O’Rourke, founders of L&O Public Relations, will join the Mobility Public Relations team along with all of L&O’s clients. Paula Larson has over 150 corporate and product launches under her belt, and she has created award-winning PR programs for numerous high-tech, industrial and consumer clients. Ellie O’Rourke has over 15 years of PR and marketing communications experience, working with high-tech clients on both the agency and corporate side of the business. She has extensive experience in the enterprise software, cloud computing, mobile apps, wireless and Wi-Fi fields. (EverythingPR)

Bradford Walton joined MWW as senior vice president of consumer lifestyle marketing at MWW Los Angeles.  Walton, a seasoned marketing, public relations and branding professional with more than a decade of experience in the industry, joins MWW from Edelman Los Angeles, where he served as vice president in the agency’s consumer and lifestyle marketing and CSR teams, working with global brands including Volkswagen of America, Nestle USA, PacSun, Starbucks, eBay, Feeding America, Movember and Product(RED), among many others.  He brings with him a breadth of experience in developing CSR programs and conceiving and executing award-winning national and local marketing and PR campaigns. (Release)

The Greenbrier Companies announced that Jack Isselmann joined the company as director of corporate relations and communications. Isselmann will lead the company’s interactions with political officials and candidates and provide strategic direction on legislative matters. He will also assume the public affairs responsibilities previously held by Susan Wilson, director, operations analysis and control & public affairs.  Wilson will continue to perform international consulting work for Greenbrier, reporting to the CEO and others as assigned. (Release)

blinkx announced the appointment of Dan Slivjanovski as senior VP, marketing. In this position, Slivjanovski will play an important role in corporate marketing and communications, including strategic brand direction and business development. He will focus on growing revenue across the company through current initiatives and new market opportunities. (Release)

Centro appointed Kelly Wenzel as chief marketing officer and Scott Neslund as executive vice president of media services. Kelly Wenzel joins Centro after serving as senior vice president of marketing at Undertone, where she was responsible for the company’s brand strategy, including numerous successful product launches and awareness programs. Wenzel also brings 17 years of experience within the enterprise software space to Centro, where she will lead all marketing activities including market strategy, branding and communications, and multichannel programs.

Scott Neslund will oversee Centro’s client services units including account management, media operations, strategic insights and custom creative services. Neslund brings more than 20 years of experience leading U.S. media and digital agencies with global experience in Europe, Asia and Canada. He was responsible for the successful Canadian agency launch of Starcom MediaVest Group and later served as CEO of North America for MindShare, CEO of Red Bricks Media and President of Moxie Interactive, a subsidiary of the Publicis Group. (Release)

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