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Roll Call: Edelman, Weber Shandwick, MRM, and More

Kym White has been named global chair of Edelman‘s health practice, reporting to Alan VanderMolen, president and CEO of global practices and diversified insights businesses.  White joined the firm last year after 16 years with Ogilvy PR.

She steps into a role vacated by Nancy Turett, who has been head of the health practice for about 20 years. Turett is now the chief strategist of health and society, a role that will focus on senior client relationships and business development. She’s been with the firm for 23 years.

And taking White’s position as global vice chair of the health practice is Susan Isenberg, previously the MD of brand and product marketing for the health and consumer groups in New York. She’ll also serve as chair of the health practice for the Americas working closely with White. She’s been with the firm for 18 years.

According to a statement from VanderMolen, the health practice has set a focus on diversification and “related societal issues.” That press release goes on to say that the Edelman health practice has 500 staffers around the world and is responsible for about 16 percent of global revenue.

Paul Andrew has been promoted to EVP at Weber Shandwick in the global corporate and image management practice working out of the Boston office. He will focus on messaging, crisis communication, and corporate comms. He has 10 years of experience, serving as special adviser to Tony Blair’s administration.

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

Roll Call: KLH & Associates, BBC America, and More

BBC America's Devin Johnson

Kim Hunter, founder of Lagrant Communications and The Lagrant Foundation, has now launched KLH & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the placement of mid- to senior-level diverse executives in marketing, PR, and  advertising positions at agencies and top companies. Hunter will serve as managing partner and, in the launch announcement notes the dearth of African American (5.3 percent) and Hispanic (3.3 percent) managers in the comms industry. Sony Pictures, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, and IPG’s Constituency Management Group, which includes firms like Weber Shandwick, have already signed on as clients.

BBC America and Consumer Products has promoted Devin Johnson to VP of publicity. He was previously director of publicity for BBC America and Global Brands. Johnson joined the company in 2007. He’ll now be handling promotions surrounding Doctor Who, Top Gear, and other BBC America programming.

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