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Roll Call: Ogilvy, New York Road Runners and Beacon Advisors, Inc.

Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) welcomes six vice presidents to its New York office: Charlotte McLaughlin joins the Corporate Affairs Group as vice president, bringing extensive experience in investor relations and advisory to support multiple accounts. Alisha Marks Tischler joins the New York Media Influence team as a vice president, leading strategic media relations initiatives and executive positioning for Ogilvy PR’s clients across all practices. Melissa Ng, vice president, brings more than eight years experience in change management, training development and organizational effectiveness and design to Ogilvy Impact, Ogilvy PR’s employee engagement practice. Kara Golub joins the Healthcare Practice as vice president, providing strategic communications counsel for a variety of clients. Linda Ruckel, vice president, brings a deep expertise to Ogilvy PR’s Healthcare Practice in developing and implementing strategic programs for leading healthcare companies, government agencies and internationally recognized medical centers. Christopher Wahlers joins the Healthcare Practice as vice president, bringing 12 years experience in developing strategic planning and programming for companies and brands within the health sector. (Release)

Chris Weiller has been named vice president, media and public relations, of New York Road Runners, effective October 7th. Chris will join the senior leadership team that reports to Wittenberg. In his new role, Weiller will craft and execute the organization’s media and public relations strategies and proactively manage all PR initiatives on behalf of NYRR. Weiller comes to NYRR from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, where he led the sports marketing efforts for the world renown children’s humanitarian organization. (PR Week)

David A. Kalson, a 30-year veteran of the public relations industry, has joined Beacon Advisors, Inc. as a partner, based in the Greater New York area. He has worked extensively with scientific, energy and environmental industries and is an expert in crisis communications. Kalson has also developed state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative monitoring and analysis techniques to track and enhance client reputations. Previously, Kalson was a senior partner with communications firm Post+Beam, served as CEO of Ricochet Public Relations and was Executive Managing Director of RF Binder, a global communications agency that is part of the Ruder Finn Group. (Release)

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