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Posts Tagged ‘Roll Call’

Roll Call: Edelman, Ruder Finn, Hill+Knowlton and More

Today Edelman announced the appointment of three new global sector chairs. Tish Van Dyke will run Food and Beverage, Deidre H. Campbell Financial Services and Amy Hemingway Energy. The three new appointees will report to global director of sectors/global chair of Edelman Health Kym White.

In the release, White notes that the move marks an attempt to further consolidate the firm’s practices by appointing “specialists with deep knowledge of their businesses” to chair each sector and serve various clients united by business but separated by geography, language and culture.

Van Dyke has been with Edelman for 17 years, most recently as a D.C.-based general manager directing the firm’s “pan-industry health engagement efforts” and serving on its global health team. Campbell, who joined the Corporate practice a year ago after building a career in various financial communications roles, will lead a “team of more than 150 financial services communications experts” in here new position. Hemingway, who joined the firm in 2006 and has led campaigns for various energy companies, noted that in her new role she will encourage Edelman clients in the natural resources, clean tech and power industries to be more transparent in their engagement with stakeholders and media.

Robin Kim will be EVP/MD of global technology at Ruder Finn as of November 10. Kim previously served as EVP at Edelman’s Silicon Valley practice, where she oversaw the firm’s enterprise and B2B technology group. In addition to supporting general growth in the San Francisco region, she will support the firm’s growing roster of tech clients. Prior to joining Edelman, Kim spent more than 16 years within the WPP organization, playing various management roles at Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe and Hill & Knowlton. She will report to CEO Kathy Bloomgarden.

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Roll Call Part 2: Ketchum, Business Wire and More

Danny Selnick has been named senior vice president, strategic markets at Business Wire. In his new role, Selnick will focus on new business development opportunities across many sectors that would clearly benefit from Business Wire’s innovative portfolio of products and services. Well known in the Washington communications community, Selnick has acted in an advisory capacity to senior-level executives and officials at public relations agencies, government, associations, advocacy groups, political campaigns, organized labor, non-profits, foreign governments and corporations. Selnick joined Business Wire in 2007, tasked with creating its Public Policy division. He assumed the additional responsibility of LatinoWire in 2012, growing its revenues to record levels. (Release)

Michele Anderson has been named director of Ketchum Atlanta, and Ketchum partner Jamey Peters has been appointed director of Ketchum Dallas. Michele Anderson joined Ketchum South in 2011 from her previous position leading Ketchum’s exclusive South African affiliate, Magna Carta. In her two years as SVP and director of new business development for Ketchum South, she has already developed a strong stable of new clients and has helped to add incremental business to existing clients. She is also a sought-after counselor to a number of clients in the region, and, under her stewardship, the Atlanta Corporate Practice has doubled in size. Jamey Peters joined Ketchum in Atlanta nine years ago as a corporate media specialist, where he quickly established himself as a strong corporate counselor. Four years ago, he moved his family to Dallas and assumed the role of associate director, Ketchum South. Jamey’s corporate expertise and strong energy sector background has helped to grow and stabilize clients in these areas, but he has also led award-winning campaigns for CPG and retail clients. Jamey was named a Ketchum partner in 2013, recognizing his enormous commitment to the firm’s continued success. (Release)

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Senators Launch an Investigation Into the White House’s PR, Advertising Activities

Today is the deadline for 11 government agencies to submit information about contracts they have with PR and advertising firms to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management.

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Sen. Rob Portman (OH) have launched an investigation into how the White House has spent federal dollars on PR and advertising. Leaders of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Housing and Urban Development, and the Departments of Energy and Labor were among the agency heads who received the request for details. They’ve been asked for information going back to October 2008.

According to Roll Call, there is precedent for this sort of investigation but the the two Senators here “concede that what the administration is doing likely is legal.” Makes sense right?

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Revolving Door: xoJane.com, ‘Roll Call,’ Esquire.com, and More

Here are this week’s media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Anya Strzemien has been named deputy editor at xoJane.com. She had been senior style editor at Huffington Post. (Business Insider)

Eliza Newlin Carney has been named reporter at Roll Call‘s lobbying and influence team. She had been contributing editor at National Journal. (FBDC)

Kurt Soller has been named style and grooming editor at Esquire.com. He had been men’s fashion editor at Ralph Lauren. (mb)

Mitchell Alan Parker has been named editor at Austin Monthly Home. He had been senior editor and home and design editor at Houston. (release)

Jeanne Cummings has been named enterprise editor at Bloomberg. She had been assistant managing editor at Politico. (FBNY)

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