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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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Roll Call: Ketchum, Waggener Edstrom, Worldcom, and More

Ketchum has four new execs in its public affairs practice. Katie Conover joins as SVP. She was previously with Ogilvy PR for six years, where she last served as SVP in its public affairs practice. Joe Wagner joins as VP and group manager from GMMB where he focused on healthcare and public education. He was with the firm for seven years. Brian Hart is VP, group manager and senior strategist, going to Ketchum after serving as deputy chief of staff to former Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and comms director to former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH). And Matthew Simmons joins as VP and account supervisor from Potomac Communications Group where he was a program manager handling daily account management.

Waggener Edstrom has hired Cheri Winterberg as VP of the firm’s technology practice and GM of its Austin office. Among her duties, she will oversee accounts handled out of the Austin office, including 3M and Toshiba Storage. She previously worked at her own firm, Winterberg PR.

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