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Roll Call: Microsoft’s Marketing Head Stepping Down

Microsoft’s global head of marketing Mich Mathews has announced her retirement after more than 20 years with the company Ad Age reports. She oversees consumer brands including Windows and Xbox, and its $1 billion marketing budget. She began working with Microsoft in 1989 and, by 1993, became head of the company’s corporate PR function. She became an officer with the company in 1999. She is helping with the search for a replacement.

John Blyth has been selected as president of Fleishman-Hillard Canada, a region containing 10 offices and High Road Communications, a tech and digital lifestyle firm that’s part of the F-H portfolio. Blyth joined the firm in 2010 and has spent much of his 30-year career at McDonald’s where he served as VP of corporate comms.

Annalise Coady has also been named president of High Road Communications following the resignations of Mia Pearson and Justin Creally, who are starting a new company. Coady joined the firm in 2004 and has worked in offices around the world, serving as MD of the firm’s Middle East office in 201o. She’s also co-chair of the firm’s tech practice.

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F-H Overseas Regional President Stepping Down

Kevin Bell, Fleishman-Hillard’s regional president for the UK, Africa and the Middle East, is stepping down from his post after giving six months notice. He’s been with the firm for a decade.

There is a leadership team in place for Bell’s departure. Richard Kanareck joined the firm yesterday as head of the London office. Elaine McKean heads the office in Edinburgh, Annalise Coady leads Middle East operations, and Kevin Welman is head of the Africa operations.