WASHINGTON, DC—The Glover Park Group has hired Robert Seidman as vice president in the firm’s government affairs practice. He will be based in GPG’s Washington, DC, office and will focus on the technology and communications industries. Seidman was most recently senior policy advisor to US Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire on all issues before the Senate Commerce Committee relating to telecommunications, technology, privacy, manufacturing, cybersecurity, trade and intellectual property.
NEW YORK—Ketchum has named partner Tyler Durham president of Ketchum Change, the firm’s change management specialty group. Durham will continue to oversee Ketchum’s global network of change and employee engagement consultants. Partner David Rockland, who has served as CEO of Ketchum Change since 2008, will turn his full attention to his role as managing director of global research and analytics. Durham joined the organization in 2004 when it was called Stromberg Consulting and most recently served as managing director.
NEW YORK—Edelman has named Martin O'Reilly global chief information and technology officer. O'Reilly, formerly global CIO of Burson-Marsteller, will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Edelman's IT function and oversee the global IT team. He will report to Matthew Harrington, Edelman's global chief operating officer, and be based in the firm's New York office. Prior to his role at Burson, O'Reilly served as CEO of WPP Group Technology Services and was CIO of EMEA for GroupM, the parent company of WPP's media agencies.
WASHINGTON, DC—Porter Novelli has added Ryan Kuresman in its Washington, DC, office as senior vice president. Kuresman will lead the office's public affairs and corporate communications practice, reporting to Jennifer Swint, managing director. Kuresman joins Porter Novelli from APCO Worldwide, where he served as a vice president and director in the corporate communications and issues management practice.
NEW YORK—DKC has appointed Kristin Boehm as director of its digital division, DKC Connect. Prior to joining DKC, Boehm was deputy editor of People.com, where she oversaw daily digital operations and worked to integrate the print and digital teams to expand content offerings. Prior to that, she was People.com’s director of news and engagement.
NEW YORK—Christine Bridger has been promoted to executive creative director and Jonathan Kreissman has joined as vice president at Current Lifestyle Marketing in New York. Bridger, formerly SVP creative and content strategy, is spearheading the growth of the firm's digital capabilities. Kreissman brings experience at agencies including Robin Leedy & Associates, Bullfrog & Baum, and Marina Maher and will work on the Samsung Home Appliances and Sun Products accounts.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Lambert Edwards & Associates has promoted Jeremy Bakken to senior director. Bakken is responsible for managing a variety of consumer-focused accounts for the firm. Prior to joining LE&A almost 10 years ago, he spent five years as an account manager for Straightline Public Relations, the former PR-arm of Hanon McKendry/Do More Good, which was acquired by LE&A in 2005.
WASHINGTON, DC—Public affairs and issue advocacy firm Goddard Gunster has hired Dan Colegrove as a senior advisor. Colegrove is the former Vice president of government affairs for DineEquity, Inc. and the current president and CEO of ACME Public Affairs.