Edelman has announced that Cathy Barry-Ipema has joined its Washington, D.C., Health practice as a senior vice president. Barry-Ipema comes to Edelman after 19 years at The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), which accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. (Release)

In a separate release, Edelman also announced that Florence Baranes-Cohen will become the new director general of Edelman France. Baranes-Cohen joins Edelman France after seven years as communications director at the Carrefour Group; she will now be responsible for expanding Edelman’s robust operations within France. (Release)

Vivi Zigler has been named president of Shine 360° and Digital at Shine America, a production company owned by News Corporation. Zigler left her post at NBC Universal in July, but before that had been there since 1993. (FishbowlNY)

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