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Roll Call: Incite, DDC Advocacy and NBCUniversal

Jon Jones is joining Incite as chief digital officer.  For the past five years at the digital advertising agency R/GA, Jon has served as the go-to digital strategist for some of the biggest and most impactful brands including Nike, Samsung, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Wal-Mart. Jon has helped these brands change the way they connect with consumers. From creating innovative marketing campaigns and building mobile and services platforms, to exponentially growing social media presences and managing targeted, efficient digital ad campaigns, Jon has been helping some of the biggest brands in the world push the boundaries in both paid and earned media. He will now lead Incite’s digital services from our new office in New York City. (Release)

DDC Advocacy (DDCA) announced James C. Lake as its incoming executive vice president. Lake, a public affairs and advocacy specialist with thirty years of experience, will oversee client development and client relations as DDC Advocacy continues to expand its domestic and international client base and deliver data-driven, technology-enabled advocacy solutions in strategic engagement campaigns worldwide. Lake brings three decades of corporate, government and campaign experience with him to DDCA. Most recently, he served as executive vice president at McBee Strategic, where he was responsible for overseeing domestic and international development, digital strategy and counsel for corporate and government clients.  (Release)

NBCUniversal named Mark Kornblau senior vice president, Communications for the NBCUniversal News Group. Kornblau succeeds Kathy Kelly-Brown who recently was tapped to lead the newly created Global Talent Booking division for NBCUniversal. He will begin February 17. In Kornblau’s new role, he will oversee the communications strategy for the NBCUniversal News Group, partnering with the communicators and business leads at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Kornblau also will be responsible for positioning NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC as premier multi-platform news and information leaders and innovators in the rapidly-changing media landscape. (Release)

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Roll Call: DDC Advocacy, RLM Finsbury and ARC2 Communications

DDC Advocacy announced the hiring of Adam Wagner as director of business communications. In this position Wagner will manage business development initiatives including proposal development and marketing communications, as well as work directly with our client services team to create and implement comprehensive advocacy strategies. Bringing more than twelve years of experience to DDCA, Wagner has developed new business communications, marketing strategies and advocacy materials for multi-million dollar campaigns, spanning legislative, regulatory and public relations challenges. Prior to joining DDCA, Wagner worked for SevenTwenty Strategies where he served as director of communications, providing strategic messaging for Fortune 500, non-profit and association clients. (Release)

RLM Finsbury announced that Matt Miller, a prominent communications consultant for corporations, foundations and government organizations, as well as a best-selling author and columnist, has joined the firm as senior advisor. Miller will work with RLM Finsbury’s leadership team to expand their long-standing offerings in corporate reputation and issues management, public affairs, thought leadership and media relations. (Release)

ARC2 Communications & Media, Inc. announced that Darby Sedighan has been appointed to the team as vice president. Sedighan joins ARC2 from Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she led a number of accounts for that firm’s Healthcare practice. Darby brings more than a decade of business development and client engagement experience to her new role. (Release)

Roll Call: Glover Park Group, VOX Global, Behan Communications and More

The Glover Park Group announced that John Hughes joined the firm as a senior vice president in the Government Affairs practice. Hughes will be based in GPG’s Washington, D.C. office and will work on a broad range of the firm’s clients. John was most recently senior policy advisor to House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on financial services, trade, manufacturing, small business, housing, and consumer protection issues. Previously, John served as counsel to the House Financial Services Committee and, prior to joining the Committee’s majority staff in 2007, was managing director of tax advocacy at the National Council of State Housing Agencies. (Release)

VOX Global announced its recent hire of John Dunagan, who will join the VOX leadership team as a senior vice president. Most recently, Dunagan served as senior vice president at DDC Advocacy. Prior to DDC, Dunagan co-founded CrossLink Strategy Group (later Mercury) where he pioneered unique issue advocacy techniques including Media Where it Matters and RootsTube. Dunagan will work out of the firm’s Washington, DC office location. (Release)

Jonathan Cohen has been named chief operating officer at Behan Communications. Cohen joined Behan Communications in 2012 to help lead the firm’s expansion. He has an extensive background in journalism, government and public affairs and has led a number of strategic communications firms to success and played a leading role in the turnaround of two technology companies. Formerly a publisher of Commentary Magazine and an advisor to New York City Mayor Ed Koch, Jon also has served as president of The Weiser Group, a global public relations firm, and of Cohen Strategic LLC, an international consulting group. (Website)

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