Edelman announced the appointment of Jennifer Cohan as chair of the global consumer practice, effective January 2, 2013. Cohan will be based in New York and report to Alan VanderMolen, vice chairman, DJE Holdings and president & CEO, Global Practices. Cohan, currently managing director at GolinHarris International, Inc. in New York, has over twenty years of global experience in consumer marketing public relations. She currently oversees GolinHarris New York’s strategic direction and operations, working across multiple sectors of the business, and serves as an active senior counselor to several clients, including Unilever, OraSure and Olympus. (Release)

Seattle-based digital marketing agency Metia announced the appointment of Andrew Martin as president and the promotion of J. Paul Anderson to the position of regional vice president. As president, Martin will focus on managing higher-level organizational strategy and expansion projects. Anderson, a seasoned digital marketing agency professional with more than 17 years of experience in the industry, will report to Martin as he oversees operations in the Seattle office. (Release)

Robin Leedy & Associates will open an office in Manhattan this December. The new office, at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, will supplement the organization’s Mount Kisco, New York office (which will remain its headquarters). The firm’s new managing director, Tara McNally–formerly of Edelman, Chicago–will head up the RL&A Manhattan office. Tara will oversee account teams and staff development, client services and brand campaigns, reporting to EVP/Partner Alyson O’Mahoney. (Release)

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