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Roll Call: Kyodo PR, WCG, Business Wire, and more

Akira Yamada has been named the president and CEO of Kyodo Public Relations, one of the largest firms in Japan, after the company’s founder Sakae Ohashi stepped down following a financial scandal. An investigation found that Ohashi embezzeled money to repay personal loans. Two board members have also left the company. Yamada says a corporate governance group has been established. Ruder Finn partnered with the firm in November[via Holmes Report]

H-P CEO Meg Whitman has hired Henry Gomez as chief comms officer and EVP. The two have a long relationship that extends back to her work at eBay and her run for California governor. The relationship even spawned the moniker “Menry.” AllThingsD has the press release.

Michael Frohlich has been named Ogilvy PR‘s MD of the EAME region’s consumer marketing practice, a newly-created position. Frohlich was previously with the Bell Pottinger Group, which recently ran into trouble over some secret footage. He’ll join the firm in February. [via]

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Roll Call: H&K’s CMO To Retire, JPMorgan Chase, WE, Business Wire, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Hill & Knowlton’s CMO Tony Burgess-Webb has announced his plans to retire in February. Burgess-Webb joined the firm in 1985 and led the firm into the digital space in the 1990s. A spokesperson for the firm says a regional structure established by Burgess-Webb will take on his responsibilities.

Powell Tate EVP Howard Opinsky is joining JPMorgan Chase & Co. as MD of corporate communications, eMoneyDaily.com reports.  In his new position, Opinsky will report to Joe Evangelisti, MD and head of global media relations.

Corey Kalbfleisch has been promoted to Waggener Edstrom’s CFO. Kalbfleisch joined the firm in 2009 as VP of financial planning and analysis.

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