NEW YORK—Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has named Thomas Smith executive vice president and group director of the agency’s New York corporate practice. Smith joined the agency’s New York Corporate team in March 2004, and has played an integral role in developing and implementing complex financial communications, investor relations and corporate reputation programs for a broad range of clients. In his new role, Mr. Smith will manage the group, provide counsel to companies seeking to enhance their corporate reputation, and help drive new business growth for the firm.
PROVIDENCE, RI—Duffy & Shanley has promoted three people within its public relations department. Annette Maggiacomo, director of public relations, has been promoted to vice president of public relations and account executives Amy Bagner and Shawna Hassett have been promoted to senior account executives. Meaghan Wims and Emily Hollenbeck have joined the department as a senior account executive and account coordinator, respectively.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dan Gonzalez, who served for nearly four years as chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission under chairman Kevin Martin, has been named managing director in the Washington, D.C., office of IGR Group, the government relations arm of Mercury Public Affairs. Before being elevated to the Chief of Staff post, Mr. Gonzalez was then-Commissioner Martin’s senior legal advisor, advising him generally on wireline, enforcement and consumer issues. He also served as vice president of external and regulatory affairs for XO Communications.