Agency People in Brief (April 21, 2008)
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Agency People in Brief (April 21, 2008)

CJP names Koller partner; plus new people in new roles at GolinHarris, Padilla Speer Beardsley, Weber Shandwick, Zapwater Communications, Beckerman Public Relations

Paul Holmes

NEW YORKCJP Communications has named Mark Kollar, who leads its financial services group as partner. Koller will continue to help build the firm’s financial services practice and work closely with clients on strategic media relations campaigns. Prior to joining CJP, he worked as a journalist for Knight-Ridder, Dow Jones and Thomson Financial and ewas a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the stock-index and Eurodollar futures markets.


MIAMIGolinHarris has named Cristal Cole as vice president in the agency’s Miami office. Cole will report to Lisa Mozloom, managing director of the Florida operation. Prior to joining GolinHarris, she was the director of public relations and special events for international pop artist Romero Britto. In addition, she served for six years with the Governor’s press office, Volunteer Florida Foundation and most recently the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.


MINNEAPOLISPadilla Speer Beardsley has hired Daniel Gore as director of its business-to-business manufacturing practice area. Gore brings 17 years experience in marketing communications, advertising, branding and strategic planning in the industrial and medical verticals. Prior to joining Padilla Speer Beardsley, Gore was director of strategic marketing for E Group, and previously spent four years as manager of strategic communications for 3M Company where he worked several years prior as a marketing communications administrator in the early 1990s. Additionally, Gore has worked for J. Walter Thompson, as director of marketing communications, and ran his own marketing communications agency, Creative Matters, which served clients in the medical device industry.


BLOOMINGTON, MN—The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick has promoted Liz Miklya and Jake Reint to vice president. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick in 2003, crisis and media relations expert Miklya was the political reporter for the former Twin Cities-based Fox 29 TV-news station. Reint has led many of Weber Shandwick’s most visible local public affairs campaigns since he joined the agency in 1996.


CHICAGO—Zapwater Communications has named its first chief financial officer, Mayra Camara. She will be responsible for strategic business planning, budgeting and forecasting, daily account functions and assisting with continued growth and expansion. Most recently, Camara was the manager of analytics and assessments for Cohen


BEDMINSTER, NJBeckerman Public Relations has named Stefanie Matteson vice president for corporate development. Matteson will be charged with expanding the firm's role in the business-to-business marketplace, and especially in the legal, engineering, environmental services and financial services sectors. She joined the firm in 2006 as vice president, and represented residential builders, developers and brokers on dozens of residential communities.

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