Agency People News in Brief (February 9, 2009)
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Agency People News in Brief (February 9, 2009)

inhart Public Relations has added Kelly Janhunen, account supervisor at Linhart PR, as a fourth partner in the firm, plus new people in new roles at McGrath/Power, Pure Brand Communications and The Duberstein Group.

Paul Holmes

DENVER—Linhart Public Relations has added Kelly Janhunen, account supervisor at Linhart PR, as a fourth partner in the firm, joining Sharon Linhart, founder and managing partner; Paul Raab, senior vice president; and Carri Clemens, chief financial officer. Janhunen joined Linhart PR in November 2003 and currently leads work on several of the firm’s consumer accounts, including Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. and Chipotle Mexican Grill. She joined Linhart PR from ClarusPR in Denver.


SAN JOSE—McGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications has named Karen Clyne as client services director, responsible for developing and guiding client programs, overseeing launches and ongoing activities, providing strategic counsel and overseeing account teams. Clyne joins McGrath/Power from Brisbane Digital Consulting Group and brings a diverse background of international public relations and corporate communications management experience.


DENVER—Pure Brand Communications has added Tim Carroll to the leadership team of its Denver office, where he will be responsible for communication strategy development and client counsel. Prior to Pure, Carroll served as marketing and public relations manager for Commerce City. Earlier in his career, he developed and executed strategic communications programs for a number of major companies and brands including United Airlines, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Western Union.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Duberstein Group, a Washington-based government relations firm, has hired Marti Thomas as vice president.  Thomas joins Duberstein from Goldman Sachs, where she served as vice president in the Washington office, and was responsible for managing Federal legislative relations for the company and its clients.  The Duberstein Group has long represented Goldman Sachs, and Thomas will continue to represent the firm in her new role. Previously, she served as assistant secretary for legislative affairs and public liaison, and as deputy assistant secretary for tax and budget at the U.S. Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration. She was also a principal at Quinn Gillespie & Associates.

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