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Gallagher Named Ketchum Pleon President, Sieg Stepping Down

Timo Sieg is stepping down as CEO of Ketchum Pleon in Europe and MD of the firm in Germany, leaving the firm at the end of the year. Dirk Popp will continue as CEO in Germany. And the company has named David Gallagher as CEO in Europe, effective immediately.

Gallagher will continue in his role as London chairman and has been serving as president in charge of operations in Europe for the past two years. Prior to that, he was head of the Ketchum operations in Europe pre-merger.

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Roll Call: Ketchum Pleon, APCO, and Showtime

Tasso Enzweiler has been named Ketchum Pleon‘s MD in the Düsseldorf office. It’s one of the agency’s largest offices with 125 staffers. The office’s previous MD was Dirk Popp, who was named president of Ketchum Pleon Germany. Enzweiler was previously the MD of Hering Schuppener Consulting for five years.

Sir Liam Donaldson, England’s former chief medical officer and the British government’s former chief medical adviser has joined APCO Worldwide‘s International Advisory Council. While serving this dual role, Sir Donaldson played a role in the nation’s discussions and policies around stem cell research, smoke-free public spaces, and other issues.

Frank Pintauro and Donald Buckley have been named the co-heads of Showtime‘s marketing division. The previous EVP Len Fogge is believed to be heading to NBC to work with his former boss Bob Greenblatt. Richard Licata, another former Showtime staffer, recently left his post as VP of corp comms at Showtime to join NBC. [via Broadcasting & Cable]

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Roll Call: Ketchum Pleon Germany, Edelman Canada, and a Bi-Coastal Partnership

Dirk Popp has been appointed CEO of Ketchum Pleon Germany. He was previously speaker for the organization’s executive board and MD in the Düsseldorf and Dresden offices. He has been with the firm for 15 years. Ketchum Pleon Germany is composed of seven offices with 350 comms staffers.

John Clinton has been selected to serve as CEO of Edelman Canada, effective August 17. The region includes offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. He was previously SVP of digital solutions and new media at Transcontinental Media. And from 1999 to 2008, he was president and CEO of Grey Worldwide Canada working with clients like Starbucks and Invesco. According to the press release announcing the appointment, Edelman Canada experienced 17 percent growth in 2010 and has 160 staffers. Clients include RIM, Starbucks, and Kraft.

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