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Agency People News In Brief (April 20, 2015)
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Agency People News In Brief (April 20, 2015)

New people in news roles at APCO, Golin, Coyne PR, Tunheim, Rubenstein PR, O'Reilly DePalma.

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Agency People News In Brief (April 20, 2015)

WASHINGTON, DC—Etienne Reuter, former European Commission official, and Nabil Ayad, founder and former director of the Diplomatic Academy in London, have joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council. Reuter served as senior advisor on the China desk of the directorate general for external relations, minster counsellor at the EU embassy in Japan and various roles in the competition directorate. Ayad has more than 30 years of experience training groups of diplomats and officials and has advised governments on setting up institutes for diplomatic training.

NEW YORK—Golin has appointed Dawn Langeland to the newly-created role of deputy managing director of New York. She will lead the office's consumer practice and catalyst and creator communities and will be responsible for client service and creative work. She will report to Matt Neale, co-president of New York and president, EMEA. Langeland joins Golin from Fleishman Hillard where she has held a number of roles over the last 18 years, most recently as senior partner and global consumer products sector lead.

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Coyne has hired Luis Hernandez as chief digital officer. Prior to joining Coyne, Hernandez spent six years with WPP’s Young and Rubicam Group, most recently as managing director and chief technology officer at Proof Integrated Communications, a unit of Burson-Marsteller. At Coyne, he will lead a team focused on digital strategy, development, broadcast production and project management. 

MINNEAPOLIS—Tunheim has added Stan Alleyne, former chief communications officer for Minneapolis Public Schools, to its roster of consultants. Alleyne will add to Tunheim’s capabilities in education as well as its experience with foundations and non-profits across the country. He brings more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcast communications, public relations, community engagement, marketing, journalism and crisis management.

NEW YORK—Marilyn Lopez has joined Rubenstein Public Relations’ entertainment division as senior vice president. She will manage media strategies for Julius Nasso, an action film producer, and Pier 59 Studios, a photography and multimedia studio in New York City. Most recently, Lopez served as senior publicist at John Doe Communications.

FRANKFORT, IL—O’Reilly DePalma has added three professionals: Naomi Salad, account director based in Atlanta, joins from her own PR consulting business and was previously with Ketchum; Sarah Guffey joins as media relations manager, was previously with S&S Public Relations; and Victoria Vancoevorden joins as editorial intern.

 

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