Agency People News in Brief (February 23, 2009)
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Agency People News in Brief (February 23, 2009)

Allison & Partners has added Larry Krutchik to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, plus new people in new roles at Insidedge and Publicis Consultants | PR.

Paul Holmes

LOS ANGELES—Allison & Partners has added Larry Krutchik to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, a move designed to strengthen its recently launched national healthcare practice and add clients to its public affairs, healthcare and social impact practices including Healthways, a leading provider of specialized solutions to help people maintain or improve their health and well-being and reduce costs; The California Children’s Health Initiatives, dedicated to ensuring that all California children have access to quality health coverage; California Dropout Research Project, an initiative to synthesize existing research and undertake new research to inform policymakers and the larger public about the nature of the dropout problem in California; and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. A former commercial litigation attorney, Larry previously spent six years as an attorney with the Los Angeles-based law firm Barger & Wolen.


CHICAGO—Insidedge, the employee communications consultancy that operates as part of Interpublic Group’s GolinHarris subsidiary, has named Caroline Hoenk as a vice president in its Chicago office. Hoenk brings expertise in the areas of employee communications, change management, labor relations, speech writing and media relations. Prior to joining Insidedge, Hoenk was a vice president at FD, where she counseled clients on how best to communicate with internal and external audiences during times of transition, including leadership changes, bankruptcies, and mergers and acquisitions.


SEATTLE—Publicis Consultants | PR has hired Jonathan Nicholas as finance manager. He will manage all financial aspects of the Seattle office, which has food, nutrition and home PR practices and will enable agency leadership to focus more on client service and business development. Nicholas worked in London, New York and Hong Kong before relocating to Seattle.

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