WASHINGTON, DC—Elly Spinweber Burke has joined The Glover Park Group as a vice president in the strategic communications division, working with clients in the firm’s health and wellness practice. Burke most recently served as director of communications and marketing for the Partnership for a Healthier America, which works with the private sector and honorary chair Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families. Prior to PHA, she was senior manager of media relations at AARP.
NEW YORK—Chris Albert has been named senior vice president of digital and social research and analytics at Ketchum, a role that straddles the firms digital and global research and analytics teams. He will provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to Ketchum’s digital and social research and analytics business. He joins Ketchum from The&Partnership, where he was head of insights and analytics and earlier was VP of analytics, research and technology at Havas Media.
TORONTO—Kim West, National Public Relations' director of integration, has been promoted to chief client officer for National in Toronto. In her new role, she will have direct responsibility for day-to day-operations of the office's marketing, technology, corporate, public affairs and government relations, and healthcare practices.
NEW YORK—HL Group announced has promoted Kimberly Flaster to senior vice president of fashion. In a newly created role she is responsible for all fashion-related businesses with oversight for client services as well as development of the firm’s fashion practice. Flaster joined HL Group in 2011 as a managing director and was named a vice president a year later. She formerly held senior public relations positions at Carolina Herrera, Gucci America, and Christian Dior.
IRVINE, CA—Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, a 25-year-old California PR firm, has been sold by founder and president Melinda Morgan Kartsonis to Kristin Daher, who was the agency’s vice president. All current employees and clients will remain with the firm.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Tanis Communications has appointed Michele Landry as executive vice president to lead and grow the public relations and employee communications practices. Most recently, Landry served as vice president of corporate communications of Spansion, a publicly-traded semiconductor company. Prior to Spansion, she held senior communications roles at Openwave Systems, Weber Shandwick and GolinHarris.
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