Darlàn Monterisi has joined Porter Novelli as EVP, handling the global HP account as client relations leader. She was previously global PR director for Rockstar Games working with games like Grand Theft Auto IV.

Gregory Shepherd has been appointed dean of the University of Miami School of Communication, effective July 1. He joins from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, where he was dean from 2006 and a member of the faculty since 2001.

Ogilvy PR has two new execs: Ann Hemingway joins as SVP of the New York healthcare team and Bob Blount has been named SVP of the 360° Digital Influence group, also with a healthcare focus. Hemingway was previously EVP and director of account management excellence at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR. Blount was formerly director of social analytics and insights at WCG.

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