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Former Qorvis Execs Launch Bluetext

Four former Qorvis execs have launched a new full-service PR firm in Washington D.C., Bluetext. The four founding principals are Don Goldberg, Michael Quint, and Jason Siegal, all former Qorvis partners; and Rick Silipigni, Qorvis’ former head of business development.

The firm will offer services in PR, branding, interactive and digital media, video creation, and other areas. The name of the firm comes from the color of hyperlinked text, according to the press release announcement.

Qorvis recently announced a number of new hires, including Greg Lagana, a former SVP at DynCorp International and staffer for President George W. Bush’s administration.

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Roll Call: Qorvis, Bolt, Hallmark, and More

Qorvis has added four new partners. Greg Lagana was previously SVP for comms and marketing at DynCorp International. He also worked for the George W. Bush administration as a staff member to the Coalition Information Center and director of the Office of Global Communications. John Reid is the former comms director for Sen. George Allen (R-VA). Sam Dealey was most recently the editor of The Washington Times. And Dr. Ron Faucheux is president of Clarus Research Group and a former Louisiana state legislator. The firm recently announced three departures: Don Goldberg, Michael Quint, and Jason Siegel.

Jo-Anne Chase has joined Bolt Public Relations as VP of the eastern region. The Orange County, CA-based firm has just opened a Raleigh, NC office. Chase was previously senior PR executive at French/West/Vaughan.

Sad news: Nancy Carr, senior VP of corporate communications at Hallmark Channels, died on Friday at the age of 50 following a long illness, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In her role, she was responsible for special events, government outreach, strategic development, and all other corp comms activities.

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