Agency People News In Brief (August 15, 2011)
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Agency People News In Brief (August 15, 2011)

New people in new roles at MSL Group, Allison & Partners, APCO, Ogilvy, Jones Public Affairs, and The Phelps Group.

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CHICAGO—MSLGroup has appointed Jack Yeo as senior vice president and director of crisis and issues management in its Chicago office. He will be the senior crisis and issues management strategist for a number of the agency's corporate and consumer clients in the Midwest, and will be responsible for developing and building the office's crisis communications capabilities. Most recently, he was corporate practice lead and chief operating officer at Henson Consulting where he built the firm's corporate reputation offering.

SAN FRANCISCO—Allison & Partners has added Carlos de León to its executive team in San Francisco. De León brings experience in consumer marketing, technology and sports and entertainment communications. Prior to joining Allison & Partners, de León served as vice president in Ketchum’s brand marketing group, where he helped lead strategic and creative development for one of the agency’s largest accounts, Eastman Kodak.

WASHINGTON, DC—Christal Goetz has joined APCO Worldwide as a senior vice president and member of the leadership team of the firm’s global online and creative practice. Goetz worked for the past nine years at prominent social media marketing firm New Media Strategies, where she built and led the firm’s corporate practice, serving as the strategic account lead for clients including PepsiCo, Nestle and Chrysler.

WASHINGTON, DC—Rebecca Davis is joining Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, DC, as an executive vice president and group head of the agency's 360 Digital Influence practice. Davis joins from Discovery Communications, where she developed digital and brand strategies across Discovery's US networks. Her background also includes building and managing's digital marketing team, working at several technology start-ups, and consulting in Accenture's communications and technology practices.

WASHINGTON, DC—Jones Public Affairs has added Tracy Blinder-Gurrisi as an account director in its Boston office. Blinder-Gurrisi brings more than seven years of public relations experience and most recently served as a group manager at New York City-based Lippe Taylor, where she oversaw the health division and worked with clients including the clinical diagnostic company Qiagen, medical and aesthetic laser specialist Lumenis, and consumer health company Combe.

SANTA MONICA, CA—The Phelps Group, an integrated marketing communications agency, has added team coordinator Jannika Kampschuur, who will aid in aligning work for Panasonic Solutions Company. Kampschuur most recently served as a strategic account manager for an international integrated circuit and semiconductor company, where she managed a variety of clients including IBM and Flextronics, analyzing business trends, assessing forecast variations and negotiating contracts.


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