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Roll Call: Phone Hacking Scandal Hits Met PR Chief

Dick Fedorcio, the head of public affairs and internal comms for the Metropolitan Police Service, has been put on leave during an investigation of possible misconduct tied to the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into the relationship between Fedorcio and Neil Wallis, former NotW assistant editor Neil Wallis. [via The Guardian]

RF Binder has partnered with corporate responsibility expert and founder of Lilium Consulting, Susan Ellis. She is just one of the additions to the firm’s services in the corporate responsibility and environmental initiatives areas. RF Binder offers partnership development, brand alignment, and other services in this space.

Sabrina Guttman, who had joined Ruder Finn in May to lead the firm’s new tech and innovation practice, has left the firm. The firm’s VP of comms Katy Kelley told PRWeek that they will eventually look for a replacement global head.

Univision Communications has appointed Victoria Vitarelli as VP of marketing for Univision Deportes. This is a new role that will encompass all marketing across Univision’s sports platforms. Vitarelli was most recently the senior director of marketing for the New York Jets football team. At Univision, she’ll report to the company’s sports president, Alexander “Sandy” Brown.

MTV Networks has appointed Andrew Sarnow VP of digital integrated marketing. He’ll be responsible for Comedy Central, Spike TV, and TVLand along with Atom.com and GameTrailers.com. He previously worked on the marketing team for CBS Local Media and CBS RIOT.

Paul Wright has been named CMO of the Mohegan Sun, the Connecticut casino and resort. He’ll be leading the marketing, advertising, and entertainment initiatives for the business. Previously, he was CMO for Bacardi USA.

Chris Gee has been named managing director at Splendid Communications US. He had been managing director of digital and social media at Burson-Marsteller. [via ]

Howard Paster, head of WPP‘s PR division, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 66. Prior to that role, he was the chairman and CEO of Hill & Knowlton between 1994 and 2002. The firm offers remembrances here.

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