Edelman announced that Kathryn Kranhold will join the group as executive vice president in the Los Angeles office, effective March 1. In her new role, Kranhold will drive reputation and crisis management and financial and investor relations, reporting directly to general manager James Williams. Most recently, Kranhold consulted with Brunswick Group, advising and managing crisis, litigation and corporate reputation programs. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of corporate communications at Walt Disney Company, where she worked closely with the investor relations and legal teams to develop effective communications strategies. (Release)

Meredith Corporation announced today that Stan Pavlovsky has been named SVP, Meredith National Media Group and president of Allrecipes.com, the world’s No. 1 digital food brand. Pavlovsky will replace Lisa Sharples , who is leaving Allrecipes.com at the end of March to pursue personal interests. Pavlovsky will be responsible for leading Allrecipes.com’s marketing, business and international development, as well as working with Meredith’s other key business units to enhance and maximize the brand’s leading position in the marketplace. He had been VP of ecommerce at Drugstore.com. (Release)

RLM Finsbury, a global strategic communications and advisory agency, announced that Scott Hoeflich has joined the firm as senior vice president. Hoeflich, who formerly served as chief of staff and communications director for the late Senator Arlen Specter, will work from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office on strategic communications and public affairs with partners Eric Pave, a longtime public policy strategist, and former New York Times journalist Stephen Labaton. (Release)

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