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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Wilkinson’

Roll Call: PepsiCo, Idea Grove, Weber Shandwick, and More

Jim Wilkinson has joined PepsiCo as EVP of communications, leading the company’s comms team. He’ll report directly to company CEO Indra Nooyi. Wilkinson joins from Brunswick Group where he had been a managing partner since 2009. He also previously served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson.

Former Weber Shandwick SVP Reg Rowe has joined Idea Grove as an SVP. He had been an SVP at Weber for seven years before his position (and others) was cut in February, according to PRWeek.

At Weber Shandwick, they’ve named Brooke Shepard executive creative director, leading the creative services team in Seattle. The position includes management of the video production and graphics teams as well as leading the strategy behind digital efforts. Shepard has worked with the firm’s technology and consumer teams for 15 years.

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Roll Call: Brunswick Group Opens a Dallas Office

Brunswick Group has opened a Dallas office, which will be led by managing partner Jim Wilkinson and new partner, Mark Palmer. Wilkinson has previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Treasury Department for Secretary Henry M. Paulson. Palmer was previously VP of corp comms and organizational effectiveness at Sysco Corporation. The Dallas location is the fourth for Brunswick in the U.S. and the 17th internationally.

Jared Hendler has joined MWW Group as EVP and global director of digital and creative services. He will oversee the Dialogue Digital practice and help with strategy for some of the firm’s top clients. Hendler has previously held executive-level positions at Edelman and Katalyst. MWW recently became independent again after purchasing itself back from IPG.

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