CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Samantha Schwarz to senior vice president in Chicago healthcare practice. Schwarz leads multiple teams supporting several Johnson & Johnson businesses and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America. She is also active in new business initiatives for the practice. Prior to joining GolinHarris, Schwarz was an account group supervisor at Euro RSCG Magnet where she led and serviced clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital System and The American Legacy Foundation.
NEW YORK—The Morris + King Company has promoted Caren Browning to executive vice president and director of the firm’s healthcare, foundations and the life sciences division. Browning will continue to lead work for clents including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, amfAR, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and University of California, San Francisco’s Brain Tumor Research Center. Caren Browning joined The Morris + King Company as a vice president in June 2006.
COLUMBIA, MD—Maroon PR has hired Chartese Burnett as director of nonprofit public relations. The firm currently works with nine nonprofit organizations including the Jane Goodall Institute, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), American Cancer Society (South Atlantic Division) and The Cal Ripken Sr., Foundation. Prior to joining Maroon, Burnett served as vice president of communications and community relations for the Washington Nationals and earlier was special assistant to the public affairs administrator at NASA.