Agency People News in Brief (April 26, 2010)
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Agency People News in Brief (April 26, 2010)

Coyne Public Relations has added Melissa McAllister Wieler to the agency’s food and beverage practice as vice president, plus new people in new roles at Qorvis, Capstrat, Flowers Communications Group, Hutchens PR, and David All Group.

Paul Holmes

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Coyne Public Relations has added Melissa McAllister Wieler, an 18-year veteran in food and beverage and consumer products communications, to the agency’s food and beverage practice as vice president.   McAllister Wieler will join the agency’s New York City office to manage the beverage brands of PepsiCo (AMP Energy and Mountain Dew) in addition to Cascadian Farm and ShopRite. She joins Coyne PR from Pollock Communications, where most recently was senior vice president. Earlier, McAllister Wieler worked at Marina Maher Communications and GolinHarris Communications.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Qorvis Communications has promoted Matt Lauer and Jason Siegel to partner. Lauer is partner to the firm’s international and crisis communications clients. Prior to joining Qorvis, he was the executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the Department of State. Siegel is a digital strategist and branding expert.


RALEIGH—Capstrat has hired Gary Bushey as senior SharePoint developer. Bushey joined Capstrat after serving as senior developer at MicroLink. Prior to that position, he worked with Microsoft as a senior consultant. Bushey will be working with Capstrat clients to develop modifications that extend the functionality of their SharePoint platforms.

CHICAGO—Flowers Communications Group has appointed Christina Crawford as vice president. In her new role, Crawford will lead key accounts in the agency’s consumer brands group portfolio and will support new business efforts, assist with priority internal initiatives, and have increased external visibility for the agency. Prior to joining FCG in 2008, Crawford had a background in both corporate and consumer communications.


SAN DIEGO—Hutchens PR Group, an expert in green business communications, has named Lucia Stone as vice president.  Stone will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the communications strategies and media relations for the firm’s clients. She has been promoted from her previous position as senior associate. Prior to joining the company, Stone was a television news producer at KUSI-TV in San Diego.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—K. Daniel Glover, a journalist and new media expert, has joined interactive grassroots firm David All Group as editorial director. Glover previously worked as an editor and reporter at both National Journal and Congressional Quarterly. Glover joined National Journal as the managing editor of Technology Daily in 2000 and was promoted to the editorship in 2006. He became the editor of the Capitol Hill Tweet Watch Report, a publication of the David All Group, in January. The daily newsletter compiles the most newsworthy, informative and entertaining tweets by policymakers, politicos, pundits and more. He will continue in that role as DAG's editorial director.


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