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Roll Call Part 2: Ketchum, Business Wire and More

Danny Selnick has been named senior vice president, strategic markets at Business Wire. In his new role, Selnick will focus on new business development opportunities across many sectors that would clearly benefit from Business Wire’s innovative portfolio of products and services. Well known in the Washington communications community, Selnick has acted in an advisory capacity to senior-level executives and officials at public relations agencies, government, associations, advocacy groups, political campaigns, organized labor, non-profits, foreign governments and corporations. Selnick joined Business Wire in 2007, tasked with creating its Public Policy division. He assumed the additional responsibility of LatinoWire in 2012, growing its revenues to record levels. (Release)

Michele Anderson has been named director of Ketchum Atlanta, and Ketchum partner Jamey Peters has been appointed director of Ketchum Dallas. Michele Anderson joined Ketchum South in 2011 from her previous position leading Ketchum’s exclusive South African affiliate, Magna Carta. In her two years as SVP and director of new business development for Ketchum South, she has already developed a strong stable of new clients and has helped to add incremental business to existing clients. She is also a sought-after counselor to a number of clients in the region, and, under her stewardship, the Atlanta Corporate Practice has doubled in size. Jamey Peters joined Ketchum in Atlanta nine years ago as a corporate media specialist, where he quickly established himself as a strong corporate counselor. Four years ago, he moved his family to Dallas and assumed the role of associate director, Ketchum South. Jamey’s corporate expertise and strong energy sector background has helped to grow and stabilize clients in these areas, but he has also led award-winning campaigns for CPG and retail clients. Jamey was named a Ketchum partner in 2013, recognizing his enormous commitment to the firm’s continued success. (Release)

Karwoski & Courage Public Relations has hired David Erickson as its new VP, Online Marketing. In the position, Erickson will apply his expertise in social media and content marketing to work for the agency’s clients. Erickson will also lead professional development efforts for the agency as it continues to gain work in social media and online marketing. A 17-year veteran of e-Marketing, Erickson most recently served on Tunheim Partners’ ACE Panel by providing strategic counsel to the agency. Prior to that, he held the position of director of e-Strategy for Tunheim Partners. Erickson also has an extensive record of consulting work. (Release)

Scribble Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Vincent Mifsud as chief executive officer. Over the past 20 years, Vincent Mifsud has held C-level positions for three of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada including Rand, Pivotal, and Genesis. During his tenure at Rand and Pivotal, the companies increased revenue 10x to $300 million and $100 million respectively, both expanded from private companies to public companies. As the founder and CEO of Genesis, a green technology company, Mifsud oversaw the growth of $30 million in just 5 years by licensing its technology globally. (Release)

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