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Roll Call: Porter Novelli, Reuters and Time Inc.

Porter Novelli announced that Karen Ovseyevitz, partner, regional director of Porter Novelli’s Latin American presence and co-managing director of Martec Porter Novelli in Mexico and Porter Novelli’s Florida office, has been appointed president, Latin America, effective June 1, 2013. Ovseyevitz will be charged with developing Porter Novelli’s Latin American presence; managing the growth of the agency’s partner offices in Central and South America; and establishing best practices and training curricula for all of Latin America. She will continue as co-managing director of Martec Porter Novelli, together with Sandra Kleinburg, and as managing director of Porter Novelli Florida. (Release)

Thomson Reuters Corp said on Wednesday it had hired Andrew Rashbass, currently group chief executive of The Economist Group, to be CEO of its Reuters news business. Rashbass has spent 15 years at The Economist in several roles, including managing director of Economist.com and publisher of the magazine. Pearson Plc’s The Financial Times Ltd holds a 50 percent stake in the parent holding group of The Economist. Rashbass will report to Thomson Reuters CEO James Smith and will be based in London in the newly created role at Reuters. Stephen Adler, president and editor-in-chief at Reuters, will report to Rashbass. (Release)

Time Inc.’s ad sales division — Time Inc. Branded Solutions — has named Tom Kirwan its vice president of digital sales. Kirwan was most recently the associate publisher of Time Inc.’s Style & Entertainment group. He has been with Time Inc. since 2008. (FishbowlNY)

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