Marc Drechsler, who co-founded the Ketchum Pleon Financial group, is moving from Dusseldorf, Germany to NYC to beef up the firm’s financial comms strengths. Drechsler is an SVP of financial comms, and will join the international group led by Paul Cohen. Prior to launching Pleon Financial, Dreschler worked with Citigate Dewe Rogerson.
Pepsi has had a number of comms leadership changes, O’Dwyer’s reports. Mark Dollins, SVP of comms at Pepsi Beverages, departed the company on April 1, and VPs Lynn Markley and Bernadette Wade have also stepped down from their posts. PRWeek also reports on a number of changes including Dick Detwiler‘s move from SVP of external media relations to SVP of internal comms, and Peter Land‘s move into Detwiler’s previous position.