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Roll Call: CNN, Allison & Partners, Carol’s Daughter, and More

Neel Khairzada has joined CNN as the publicist for correspondent Erin Burnett and her upcoming program. She spent the previous two years as a freelancer, most recently with The Dr. Oz Show, and has handled PR for SiriusXM Radio.

Allison & Partners has named Billee Howard creative development officer (CDO) and head of the firm’s newly formed Creativity Council. Howard joined the firm earlier this year as MD of its Brand Innovation Group. In this added role, she will lead the firm’s efforts in areas such as brand experience and the firm’s creative direction. The appointment is coupled with the launch of the firm’s Naked Culture blog. Allison & Partners has also named Tania Condon SVP of marketing. She’ll be working with the firm’s clients as well and work with agencies across MDC Partners on new business.

Beauty brand Carol’s Daughter has a new CMO, Olivia Scott-Perkins. She has previously worked at a string of advertising and media companies including Leo Burnett, Ogilvy Action, and Atlantic Records. She will be responsible for leading Carol’s Daughter through a brand repositioning that will move it into the luxury brand space. Social media, PR, marketing, and partnerships will be involved in that rebranding.

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Kundred Joins Edelman as Western Regional President

Curt Kundred is joining Edelman as the firm’s U.S. president of the Western region. He was most recently regional president at Fleishman-Hillard, leading the Eastern, Western, and Canadian regions.

He assumes this role from Gail Becker, who will focus on her duties as chair of the Latin American and Canadian region. She will also serve as chair of the Western region. All changes go into effect on July 1.

Kundred will be based out of the San Francisco office, reporting to Matthew Harrington, president and CEO of Edelman U.S.

According to Edelman, the Western region contributes 22 percent of the firm’s U.S. revenue. Clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Volkswagen, and AMD. The Western region includes offices in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, Silicon Valley, and L.A.