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Agency People News In Brief (July 1, 2013)
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Agency People News In Brief (July 1, 2013)

New people in new roles at Edelman, Brunswick, Fineman, Advocom, and DJM Digital Solutions.

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NEW YORK—Edelman has named Julie Biber to the newly-created position of global director of recruitment. In Biber’s new role, she will oversee the human resources recruitment specialty function across Edelman’s global network and will also work closely with Edelman’s regional CEOs to identify and recruit talent at the highest levels of the company. She will report to Claudia Patton, chief talent officer and Laura Smith, US human resources managing director. Prior to joining Edelman, Biber served as an executive search consultant for The Piper Group, a London-based recruiting firm.

SAN FRANCISCO—Brunswick Group has added Lin-Hua Wu as a partner, based in the San Francisco office. Wu brings experience in M&A and litigation communications and expertise in crisis and corporate reputation work. Prior to joining Brunswick, Wu was a managing director at Kekst and Company and served as head of its San Francisco office and co-head of its litigation support group. Earlier in her career, she was a practicing attorney.

SAN FRANCISCO—Fineman PR has promoted Lorna Bush (pictured) to senior vice president, Travis Taylor to vice president, and Serene Buckley to director of content strategy. Bush was promoted to senior vice president after six years as an agency vice president. She joined Fineman PR in 2002 and has worked on brand marketing, crisis and issues management and corporate relations programs. Taylor joined in August 2012 as a group supervisor. Buckley, a senior account executive since 2011, will now take the lead on all visual and creative marketing content.

WASHINGTON, DC—Advocom Group has added two senior consultants to its global network: John Allison of The Coach for Lawyers, and Ravi Wahi of Access India. Allison started The Coach for Lawyers to provide personal coaching, professional training and consulting services for lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments, after building his own litigation practice, serving in a management role at two law firms, and managing global litigation for a Fortune 100 company. Wahi’s expertise is in corporate communications and public affairs, having served as vice president of corporate affairs at Nestle India, responsible for all government relations, public affairs and regulatory affairs.

NEW YORK--DJM Digital Solutions, a digital firm focused on the healthcare sector and owned by marketing services company Creston, has appointed Ray Manna as senior vice president, North America. Manna will report in to DJM managing director Dominic Marchant and be based out of sister PR agency Cooney/Waters Group’s offices. He joins from TogoRun/Fleishman Hillard in New York, where he was senior vice president and director of digital and social media marketing.

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