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Roll Call: Edelman, Eastwick, Aon and More

Michelle Hutton will be head of Edelman’s Global Consumer Marketing practice effective November 1st. Hutton, who currently serves as CEO of Edelman Australia, will succeed Jennifer Cohan, who was recently named president of Edelman New York. Cohan will relocate to the firm’s London office and report to president of practices, sectors and offerings Ben Boyd. The release notes that Edelman’s Australian office tripled in size during Hutton’s tenure and that she oversaw the 2012 acquisition of digital agency Design Royale. Before joining Edelman, Hutton served as chief executive of Hill & Knowlton’s Australasian practice. (mUmBRELLA)

Sunnyvale, California’s tech-focused comms firm Eastwick announced several new hires marking the expansion of its various services. Eastwick, which opened its first New York office in April, named Sahana Jayaraman as VP of its Digital & Content Marketing Group. Jayaraman, who joined Eastwick in February after stints in digital and social at Peppercom and FleishmanHillard, will handle the development, delivery and promotion of sponsored content across all channels.

Jun Quintana, who previously served as VP of research and analytics at Fleishman’s San Francisco office, now leads the same group at Eastwick.

Michael Kanellos has been promoted from VP to SVP. Kanellos previously reported on tech and green concerns for C|Net and Greentech Media, and in his new position he will head Eastwick’s Editorial Group to help produce written materials for clients. He will continue to lead the Cleantech group as well.

Dave De Jear joins Eastwick as SVP of client services after serving as senior director of corporate communications at Bay Area software producer Sophos.

Sharon Chan, who joined the firm in 2012, has been promoted to industry lead for the Asia-Pacific region. In her new role, she will lead Eastwick’s efforts to advise companies expanding their services in both the US and APAC. (Release)

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Weber Shandwick Asia-Pac Digital Lead Jumps To Edelman

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Weber Shandwick Asia-Pacific digital lead Matthew Gain is leaving the agency to join Edelman. His move is effective this July, and he will be leading Edelman’s digital business in Australia.

Gain worked with clients MasterCard, Procter & Gamble, Vodafone and Samsung at Weber Shandwick. His career includes stints as consumer PR manager at Microsoft and roles with Edelman UK and Ogilvy PR Australia.

Edelman named Michelle Hutton CEO of Edelman Australia earlier this month. Hutton was previously with Hill & Knowlton.

Edelman Names H&K Vet Michelle Hutton CEO of Edelman Australia

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Michelle Hutton will join Edelman Australia as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1.

Hutton [pictured] joins Edelman after fifteen years with Hill & Knowlton, where she most recently was Chief Executive, Australasia. Hutton also led the brand marketing communication practice for H&K across Asia Pacific.

In addition, Alexandra Kelly will join Edelman Sydney as General Manager on June 1. Kelly joins from Weber Shandwick, where she was Head of Client Services for Australia.

An Edelman spokesperson tells PRNewser, “What put this all in motion was our current Managing Director for Australia, Amanda Little, asking if she could spend more time with her family and continue to do great work with us. So, effective 1 June, Amanda will start and lead our national Sustainability Practice. This practice is one of our key APAC regional initiatives.”