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Posts Tagged ‘Gail Simmons’

Roll Call: NIRI, APCO, a Culinary Alliance, and More

Gail Simmons is the first client for the allied Wagstaff Worldwide and True PR. Photo: Tina Rupp

The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) has elected Derek Cole the 2012 chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Cole is the VP of IR and corp comms for ARCA biopharma. He succeeds Douglas Wilburne, VP of IR at Textron.

Dave Armon has been appointed president of broadcast monitoring and analysis provider Critical Mention. Armon spent 20 years with PRNewswire, last serving as president and COO. Since leaving that company, he’s worked with Context Optional, dna13, and other companies.

APCO Worldwide has added Christopher McCannell as VP in its Washington D.C. office. McCannell was most recently VP of government affairs at Ameriprise Financial and previously served as chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Michael E. McMahon (N.Y.). APCO also has a new senior advisor in the healthcare practice. Bronwen Kaye is the former senior director of government affairs at Pfizer.

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Bravo Invites The Audience Into Next Week’s Upfront

Andy Cohen with 'RHMIA' stars Marysol Patton and Cristy Rice

Bravo’s March 30th upfront will be an event not just for advertisers, but for audience members as well.

The network is hosting simultaneous presentations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, where members of Bravo’s roster of “celebrity talent” will be making live television appearances from nationwide viewing parties as the finale of Top Chef All-Stars airs. Watch What Happens Live‘s Andy Cohen will  host from New York; Top Chef ‘s Padma Lakshmi will take Los Angeles; and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will be on-hand in Chicago.

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