Agency People News in Brief (January 28, 2008)
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Agency People News in Brief (January 28, 2008)

New people at agencies including GolinHarris, Gibraltar Associates, and EuroRSCG Life, plus promotions aplenty at Padilla Speer Beardsley.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORKGolinHarris has named Adam Pawluk as vice president in the agency’s healthcare practice group. He will play a leadership role on a number of the agency’s major healthcare clients including Alpharma Pharmaceuticals and the Waters Corporation and will report to David Catlett, executive vice president in the New York office. Prior to joining GolinHarris, Pawluk worked with Ketchum and Ogilvy Public Relations on numerous product launches for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Joe Peyronnin has joined Gibraltar Associates as senior advisor for global communications and new media, based in New York. Peyronnin brings over 35 years of broadcast news experience to Gibraltar, having served as head of news for Telemundo/NBC and Fox News, and as the number two executive at CBS News from 1989 to 1995.  He is also the former Washington bureau chief for CBS News and an award winning news producer.  Most recently he has worked as a full time corporate advisor to VFinity, creators of innovative digital content management software.


NEW YORK—Havas-owned healthcare public relations specialist Euro RSCG Life has named Marcy Leger executive vice president, managing director of Euro RSCG Life LM&P New York. Leger reports directly to David Paragamian, partner and president of Euro RSCG Life LM&P New York and Chicago. Leger comes to Euro RSCG Life LM&P from Integrated Communications Corporation where she was executive vice president, management supervisor, leading significant business on Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Shire Pharmaceuticals.


MINNEAPOLISPadilla Speer Beardsley has promoted several employees: Zion Wu Anderson to art director; Kristen Spargo, director; Tracy Carlson, media relations supervisor; Sören Erickson, Sheri Hansen, Katie Paulson, and Shandra Wendorff, senior account executives; and Nick Banovetz, Andie Belfry, Catherine Claeys, Jessica Eull, and Mick Forgey, account executives.

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