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Roll Call: MSNBC, Hawkins International, Here Media, and More

Lauren Skowronski has been named Vice President, Media Relations for MSNBC. In this role, Skowronski will manage internal and external communications for the network, including program publicity and the overall media strategy. She will serve as the chief spokesperson for the network.

Cybex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI) has announced that Kenneth Kuperstein has been hired as Cybex’s director of marketing, planning and development. Mr. Kuperstein brings more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industries to the Company, having managed some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

New York-based PR firm Hawkins International announces a pair of noteworthy personnel changes. Corey Finjer, a veteran at Hawkins International (HIPR) has been promoted to Vice President, while Keri Prestia, an experienced PR professional with high-profile and luxury brand experience, recently joined the firm as a Vice President. Both Finjer and Prestia will oversee client management, strategic media relations campaigns and new business development. These two announcements come at the pinnacle of HIPR as the agency celebrates its 10th anniversary and has added ten new accounts to its portfolio since January 2012.

Here Media Inc., the world’s leading gay media company, has announced several key promotions in advertising sales department. Joe Landry has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Publishing. Joe Valentino has been named Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Integrated Sales, and Greg Brossia has been named Vice President and Publisher for the OUT brand.

Waggener Edstrom has announced that Jenny Moede has been promoted to president, North America region. In this role, Jenny will continue to oversee the North America practices (healthcare, technology, consumer, public affairs, corporate and social innovation) and Studio D while also taking on the formal leadership of our North America Business Development and Marketing teams. Additionally, Waggener Edstrom’s Healthcare practice continues to deepen the diversity of expertise with the addition of senior leadership in North America — Seth Levine has been named vice president, is based in Waggener Edstrom’s Boston office, and brings digital expertise to his new position.

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