Agency People News in Brief (June 30, 2008)
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Agency People News in Brief (June 30, 2008)

Carmichael Lynch Spong promotes Lindsey Rose to senior counselor, plus new people in new positions at Warschawski, MWW Group, Edward Howard, Beckerman, Arketi Group, and The Investor Relations Company.

Paul Holmes

MINNEAPOLIS—Carmichael Lynch Spong has promoted Lindsey Rose to senior counselor in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Rose joined the firm in 2003 as a senior associate and has led brand marketing and media relations campaigns for Martek Biosciences’ life’sDHA, and Supervalu and spearheaded consumer public relations efforts for American Standard’s Bath and Kitchen division. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch Spong, Rose worked for Weber Shandwick Worldwide in Washington, D.C.


BALTIMORE—Shana Harris, who has been with public relations and marketing agency Warschawski for more than ten years and currently serves as vice president, has been promoted to senior vice president. In her new role, Harris will take on an increased leadership role as well as greater responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business and the recruitment of new team members and play an integral role in Warschawski’s new business development.


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—MWW Group has hired Thomas Paolella as account director. Paolella will develop and implement strategic internal and external communications initiatives for clients within MWW Group’s corporate communications department. Previously, Paolella was senior media relations specialist at Colgate-Palmolive Company, where he served as the company’s primary media contact and spokesman in addition to coordinating internal employee communications.


DAYTON, OHEdward Howard has hired Claire Chick as senior account manager in the firm’s Dayton office. She will oversee client service on various accounts, working closely with corporate, consumer and healthcare clients. Chick previously worked in investor relations and corporate communications for the Icon Group, a Dayton-based investor relations firm.


BEDMINSTER, NJ—Beckerman Public Relations has added Rich Klein as vice president and head of the law firm group. Klein, who will work primarily out of the firm's new Hoboken office, has 25 years of  experience in public relations and journalism. He joined Beckerman after six years as owner/operator of Riverside Public Relations, advising clients including law firms such as Kramer & Dunleavy, Finkelstein Newman Ferrara, Kaye Scholer, Kenyon & Kenyon and JAMS, The Resolution Experts, a mediation and arbitration firm.


ATLANTA—Arketi Group, a high-tech business-to-business marketing and public relations firm, has added Micky Long, formerly lead industry analyst with Aberdeen Group's strategic service management practice, as vice president. At Aberdeen, Long produced eight major research benchmark studies, conducted nearly 100 strategic briefings with software and technology vendors and was a lead speaker at numerous industry conferences and webcasts. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Long was head of commercial marketing for Indus International, a leading field service and asset management solution provider.


CHICAGO—Diane Hettwer has joined The Investor Relations Company as senior vice president. Hettwer entered IR consulting with The Financial Relations Board, and focused on identifying institutional investors for small companies and communicating their stories to the investment community. She began her career as a Eurodollar dealer with Sanwa Bank.

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