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Roll Call: F-H, Cannes Lions, Wendy’s, and More

John McNeel (left) has been named Fleishman-Hillard‘s global MD of strategic integration, effective April 2. He’ll be based in New York reporting to CEO, Dave Senay. The hire is another step in the integration direction that the agency has been heading in. “We are building a fleet of analytics assets and partners, planners, creative directors, filmmakers and other amazing social media and new-era storytellers around the globe,” said Senay in a statement. McNeel will work across regions, focusing on areas like analytics and creative support. He was previously the president of global clients for TBWA and spent many years with Saatchi & Saatchi, at one point serving as CEO in Turkey and the Middle East.

The Cannes Lions PR Jury has been named. Among those on the list are Jody Venturoni, EVP at Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Marian Salzman, North American CEO , Euro RSCG Worldwide PR; and Joe Sinclair, creative director with Burson-Marstellar in the U.K. Gail Heiman, global vice chair at Weber Shandwick is the Jury president. For a complete list of the members from around the world, click here.

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Weber Shandwick, H+K Strategies Headed to Court

Weber Shandwick has been granted a temporary restraining order against H+K Strategies, the firm’s COO Ken Luce, and its EVP Jody Venturoni. Weber filed court documents in Dallas alleging breach of contract by Luce and Venturoni and misappropriation of confidential info by the two execs and H+K.

Luce joined H+K about a year ago; Venturoni joined the firm last month. Both previously worked for Weber for more than a decade. There have been other moves from Weber to H+K in recent months as well, notes The Holmes Report. The court filing shows that Weber alerted Luce to an investigation in December 2011 and both he and H+K responded in writing.

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Executive Moves at H+K, Makovsky

Happy holidays to Jody Venturoni and Lee Davies, who have both been named to executive positions.

Venturoni is joining the newly named Hill+Knowlton Strategies as EVP of the U.S. region beginning January 3. She’ll be based in Dallas and manage practice leaders across the country. She was previously president of the Southwest region for Weber Shandwick, led the crisis and internal comms practices for the region, and was the global client relationship leader for the American Airlines account.

Davies joins Makovsky + Company as group VP in the health practice. He’ll report to the health practice director and EVP Gil Bashe. Previously, Davies was director of global media relations at Merck, working in the cardiovascular, oncology, diabetes, and women’s health areas and director of global product comms for the oncology area. During his career, he has worked for other pharma companies (like Pfizer) and other firms (like Burson-Marsteller, where he was a founding member of the healthcare practice).