Agency People News in Brief (December 13, 2010)
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Agency People News in Brief (December 13, 2010)

FD has appointed Ryan Toohey as managing director in the firm’s special situations and public affairs practices; and new people in new roles at Lippe Taylor, The Lippin Group, Olson and The David All Group.

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NEW YORK—FD has appointed Ryan Toohey as managing director in the firm’s special situations and public affairs practices. Toohey will provide regulatory and reputational counsel for many of FD’s existing clients and take the lead in developing public affairs and corporate advocacy campaigns on their behalf. He joins FD from Global Strategy Group, where he established the firm’s communications practice and served as lead strategist for major public affairs campaigns. Earlier, he was campaign manager for Eliot Spitzer for Governor in 2006.


NEW YORK—Lippe Taylor Brand Communications has named Emilie Schaum as director, human resources.  She will lead recruitment strategies and efforts to drive talent acquisition, as well as creating performance management and development tools to grow and retain talent at the agency. She previously held human resource positions at PHD and Manning Selvage & Lee.


LOS ANGELES—Cassy Salyer has been promoted to vice president of the international entertainment marketing, public relations and strategic communications firm The Lippin Group. Salyer has been with The Lippin Group since August 2009 and leads the company’s online and social media communications initiatives for the Los Angeles office, working on client accounts including Age of Learning, Thinkwell Group, NATPE, and Univision Interactive Media.


MIINNEAPOLIS—Carrie Pruyn Lang has been hired at Olson as account director in the agency's public relations practice. She joined the agency from Fleishman-Hillard, where she was a vice president in the consumer marketing practice. Before FH, she was a marketing director for Macy’s.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Becky Boles has joined The David All Group as vice president of accounts. Prior to joining DAG, Boles worked at GolinHarris for more than 10 years leading the agency’s work with brands like Dow Chemical Company, McDonald’s, Rosetta Stone, SC Johnson and YMCA. She recently led the global PR campaign to support the Dow Live Earth Run for Water to help bring safe drinking water to the 1 billion people who do not have access to it.

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