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Roll Call: Produce Marketing Association, The Los Angeles Times Media Group, and More

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has promoted Meg Miller to director of public relations. Miller had been working as a public relations manager at PMA since August of 2010. In her new role, she will direct all of PMA’s public relations activities, including corporate communications, stakeholder relations, crisis preparedness, issues management and media relations. (Release)

Dion Ancheta has been named executive director of integrated marketing at Prevention. Ancheta comes to Prevention from National Geographic, where he served as marketing director. Prevention has also named Kim Boknoski promotion director. She had been freelance marketing consultant at Parade. (FishbowlNY)

Michael J. Tannourji has been named executive vice president of advertising at The Los Angeles Times Media Group. He had been director of business development at Ernst & Young. He replaces John T. O’Loughlin, who left the company earlier this year. In his new role, Tannourji “will be responsible for generating revenue at the media organization, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the Hoy Spanish-language newspaper and operates and other websites.” (FishbowlLA)

Bruce D. Brown has been named executive director at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He had been partner at Baker & Hostetler. Brown begins his tenure on Sept. 10; he was chosen by a search committee of journalists, media lawyers, foundation officials and educators from a pool of more than 50 candidates who applied or were nominated for the job. He succeeds Lucy A. Dalglish, who left the Reporters Committee after 12 years as executive director to become dean of the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. (release)

Lori Altman has been named vice president of national advertising sales at USA WEEKEND. Altman has served as director of east coast advertising sales for USA WEEKEND since 2004. In her new role, Altman will be based in New York, and will be responsible for driving advertising revenue for USA WEEKEND, a national weekly magazine with 22.6 million circulation and 50 million readers in print and online. (release)

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Roll Call: MWW Group, NatGeo, Weber Shandwick, and more

David Herrick (left) has been promoted to COO at MWW Group, working with the firm’s senior leadership team to manage the firm’s culture, client service offerings, and overall growth. He’ll also continue as the GM of the New York office, a position he’s held since joining the firm in 2010.

Jennifer DeGuzman, previously the senior director of consumer PR at AOL, has joined National Geographic as VP of comms. While at AOL, she also worked on strategy for, among other things, the AOL/HuffPo lifestyle sites. DeGuzman has also previously worked for Bravo, also as comms VP, and MTV, where she spent 13 years. NatGeo has also promoted Dara Klatt to senior corp comms director. And Erin Griffin has been promoted to associate director of comms and talent relations. [via]

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NatGeo Invites You On A Trip ‘To Hell And Back’

We all love Locked Up Abroad, if only because we like to think we’re too smart/too slick/too lucky to get caught trying to smuggle drugs into or out of a country that has no respect for the criminal class.

The new season starts next Wednesday, so the show has got a hashtag going, #ToHellAndBack, and they’re inviting fans to go to the show’s website and describe their own hellish travel experience. One example: “My bf cheated on me with my sorority sister the nite after I took him to our formal.” It’s not exactly years in a rat-infested hole in the middle of nowhere, but I can see how that could be unpleasant.

Earth Day Promos, Advice, and Freebies

Happy Earth Day! As with every year, there are a number of brands that are using the day to promote eco-awareness as well as their wares.

Huffington Post has a list of 10 Earth Day giveaways, including free coffee from Starbucks and Caribou Coffee, a tree giveaway from Lowes, and free crafts and workshops c/o retailer Anthropologie.

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