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Roll Call: Edelman appointments, The Door expands

Edelman has got three executive moves to announce. Lisa Manley has been named the EVP of the firm’s new Business + Social Purpose practice in Chicago, effective May 15. Manley joins the firm from Coca-Cola where she managed global CSR and sustainability programs along with comms focused on categories like health, water, and climate protection. The firm has also promoted Harlan Loeb (right) to global chair of the crisis and risk management practice. He’s been head of the U.S. crisis practice since 2009. And the latest appointment is Joanne Colan as SVP and senior content strategist. Colan was the host of v-log Rocketboom and Discovery’s Planet Green series Dean of Invention. At Edelman, she’ll be focused on the ways clients can best use broadcast and video platforms.

New York-based firm The Door has added a Chicago office. Katy Darnaby, who has more than 10 years experience working with organizations including Dan Klores Communications and Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been hired to run the office. The firm has also hired Tara Melega as a senior member of the New York team. She was previously senior director of media relations at Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and has worked on campaigns for artists including Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Jackson, and Cyndi Lauper.

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Roll Call: The Door, Ogilvy PR, NYU, and More

Karen Wiessen has joined New York PR firm The Door, working in the music and entertainment group. Wiessen is the former publicist for Island Def Jam. Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston are among The Door’s clients. [via Hollywood Reporter]

Samantha Allen is stepping down from her role as MD of Ogilvy PR‘s global consumer marketing group. Allen has been with the firm for nine years and told PRWeek that she’s looking for “a more entrepreneurial path.” She has worked with clients including Guinness and the London Olympic Games.

Syd Steinhardt has been named PR director for the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He was previously associate director of comms for Fordham University.

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