Agency People News In Brief (August 8, 2011)
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Agency People News In Brief (August 8, 2011)

New people in new roles at MWW Group, Stratacomm, Story Partners and Fleishman-Hillard.

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NEW YORK—Dave Arnold has joined MWW Group as vice president and will counsel MWW Group clients across a range of verticals on the strategic use of media relations.. Arnold most recently served as communications director for former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), overseeing the congressman's media outreach, strategic messaging and issues management prior to Weiner's resignation earlier this year. Prior to serving in Rep. Weiner's office, Arnold worked in the press office of former New York City Councilman Eric Gioia during the Councilman's 2009 bid for Public Advocate.

WASHINGTON, DC—Meghan Hughes, former press secretary for US Senator Lindsey Graham, joined the public affairs team at Stratacomm in Washington, DC, as a senior account executive. Hughes spent nearly six years working for Senator Graham, both as deputy finance director on his 2008 re-election campaign and most recently as press secretary in his Washington, DC, senate office. She will focus initially on the agency’s clients in the energy and environmental sector.

WASHINGTON, DC—Story Partners has added three public affairs professionals, including director Andrew Fimka, who spent most of the past decade working with the National Federation of Independent Business and has worked on numerous legislative campaigns. Also joining are Heather Coddington as account associate and Tamara Williams, who most recently spent three years with the Telecommunications Industry Association.

ATLANTA—Tammy Gonzalez has joined the Fleishman-Hillard Atlanta office as a vice president on the corporate team. Gonzalez most recently served as a sell-side equity associate analyst for BMO Capital Markets and earlier worked in investor relations at The Home Depot. The firm has also added Paul Donsky as managing supervisor and Megan Matteucci as senior account executive in the corporate practice; Amelie Smith as account executive in the consumer practice; Caroline Dabek as an account supervisor in the digital practice; and Paul Barren as account supervisor in the healthcare practice.
 

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