Agency People Briefs (January 23)
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Agency People Briefs (January 23)

HealthSTAR Public Relations has named Sharon Robustelli as senior vice president of consumer healthcare. A 15-year PR industry veteran, Robustelli has a wide breadth of consumer marketing experience.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—HealthSTAR Public Relations has named Sharon Robustelli as senior vice president of consumer healthcare. A 15-year PR industry veteran, Robustelli has a wide breadth of consumer marketing experience and has led key product introductions and Rx to OTC switch programs for Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn. Most recently, she spent two seasons with the National Basketball Association as senior director of WNBA Communications.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—GolinHarris has promoted Julie Dixon to executive vice president for the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore offices. Dixon is also the practice group leader for the marketing and brand strategy team in both offices and will continue to provide strategic direction for the McDonald’s accounts in the both markets. She will also remain a significant liaison for the multicultural practice team within the agency, continuing to build the GolinHarris brand and client representation in that arena throughout the mid-Atlantic region. 

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Stevens & Schriefer Group, a media strategy firm that worked on Bush-Cheney 00 and 04, has named Ashley O’Connor and Jason Meath partners. Most recently, O’Connor was the director of production for the Bush-Cheney 04 campaign where she oversaw a team of seven advertising agencies. Before joining SSG, Meath was director of marketing communications at the Republican National Committee under then-Chairman Haley Barbour.

MINNEAPOLIS—Karwoski & Courage Public Relations has promoted Steve Rudolph to account director, Miranda Fischbach to account manager and Katie Watson to assistant account manager. Rudolph was hired by Karwoski & Courage in 2001 after guiding the public relations efforts for Quality Bicycle Products and has managed Basilica Block Party efforts and worked with such clients as Naterra Land, McCormick & Schmick’s, U.S. Bank, Sprint, Polaris and 3M.

BOSTON—360 Public Relations has hired Stacey Clement as senior account supervisor in the agency’s entertainment and lifestyle practice group. Clement spent the past four years as a PR manager at Atari, and brings expertise in the video game and entertainment industry.

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