CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Bill Steers to vice president in the corporate communications practice from account group supervisor. Steers will be responsible for managing the global Owens Corning business and finding new ways to further grow the partnership. At the same time, the firm has hired Trent Frager as a vice president in the Chicago office, managing the Sprint PCS, Greeley and Hansen, and Cobra Electronics accounts.
SAN FRANCISCO—MWW Group has hired Jennifer Mercer as vice president in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mercer brings a background in corporate communications, transactions and crisis management, having counseled clients including Covad Communications, Enron, DirecTV, Motorola, Barney’s New York, ICN Pharmaceuticals, Los Angeles Mayoral Office and Washington Group International. Mercer joins MWW from BMC Group where she had served as director of communications since 2004
CLEVELAND—Dix & Eaton has named Thomas Doak chief administrative officer, reflecting additional responsibilities. Doak has been chief financial officer since joining Dix & Eaton in 2000. In his broadened role, he has oversight responsibility for all financial and administrative functions, including accounting, billing, financial management, human resources, information systems and facilities management, as well as coordination of legal and insurance services.
NEW YORK—Chandler Chicco Agency, the nation’s largest independent healthcare public relations agency, has hired Marc Heft, former executive vice president of PIMS, to its talent management team. Heft will be responsible for recruiting for all Chandler Chicco Companies.