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Roll Call: Edelman, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, GolinHarris and More

Edelman PR announced the promotion of Cricket Wardein to a newly created position as head of US digital. This move comes after Wardein served as head of Edelman’s West Coast digital operations for approximately four years. In her new position, Wardein will manage a team of 450 employees and report to both  global digital head Kevin King and US president and CEO Mark Hass. During her period as West Coast head, Wardein’s chief achievement was expanding the firm’s Westerly team by hiring “top talent” from the advertising, marketing and creative departments. The primary puropose of the new role is to build the firm’s digital practice by finding new clients and facilitating deeper relationships with existing digital clients. (Release)

Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations hired Julia Fleischaker as media director. The firm, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, welcomes Julia as part of its growth strategy for 2013. Julia will leverage her years of experience, her broad array of media contacts, and her existing relationships with industry leaders to provide seasoned public relations counsel and secure high-level partnerships and media placements across all agency clients. She comes to NJFPR after a successful 13-year career at Penguin Books, most recently as director of publicity. (Release)

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Storytelling for Media Professionals

Storytelling for Media ProfessionalsStarting April 22, this in-person workshop will teach you the specific ways to incorporate storytelling into your personal and professional life. Students will examine the role of storytelling in business and put their newfound skills into practice with a series of improvisation, writing, and presentation exercises designed to help them uncover personal stories. Register now! 

Roll Call: H+K, Blaze, Widmeyer, and More

Geri Ann Baptista

Geri Ann Baptista has joined Hill + Knowlton Strategies as a VP for Northwest operations. She’ll work across the corporate and tech practices in Seattle and Spokane, WA, reporting to the GM of H+K Strategies Northwest, Christiaan Brown. Baptista joins from Starbucks, where she was senior manager of corp comms in charge of CSR. She also spent 12 years as an attorney.

Matt Kovacs has joined consumer, lifestyle, and hospitality firm Blaze as EVP and GM. He’ll be focusing on new business and agency growth. Kovacs joins from Formula PR where he managed the sports and and entertainment division out of the L.A. office. He worked with Formula for a decade.

Christine Messina-Boyer has joined Widmeyer Communications as VP in the higher education practice group. Messina-Boyer has had a long career with colleges and universities, including as Muhlenberg College, where she was VP of PR, the first woman to hold that post. She’s also an adjunct professor at Lutheran College Consortium Washington Semester Program.

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