Agency People News In Brief (March 2, 2015)
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Agency People News In Brief (March 2, 2015)

New people in new roles at Racepoint, Crosby Marketing Communications, Global Strategy Group, Story Partners, Wonacott, Rubenstein PR, Hawkins International, Quillen.

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Agency People News In Brief (March 2, 2015)

BOSTON—Racepoint Global has hired Edward Christopher as executive vice president, account services, leading a team that oversees the agency’s strategic client relationships, including IBM and PPG Industries and the growth of the Racepoint advertising business in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Racepoint, Christopher ran the Volkswagen North America business at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and more recently led the agency’s efforts in onboarding the US and global Infiniti business.

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Crosby Marketing Communications has promoted Jeff Rosenberg to executive vice president. Rosenberg heads Crosby’s advocacy and social marketing practice, serving as the lead strategist for clients such as Disabled American Veterans and The Wallace Foundation. Before joining Crosby in 2011, he held several positions at the US Department of Health & Human Services, including communications director in the office of the secretary. 

WASHINGTON, DC—Global Strategy Group has hired Matt Canter as senior vice president, based in GSG’s Washington, DC, office. Canter comes to GSG from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he served as deputy executive director and oversaw messaging for the campaigns. Prior to the DSCC, Canter held senior advisor and communications director positions for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Governor Jim Doyle (D-Wis.).

WASHINGTON, DC—Crisis communications and public affairs expert Adam Croglia has joined Story Partners as a director. Most recently, Croglia served as a communications counselor to the Department of Veterans Affairs during the overhaul of the VA’s embattled electronic healthcare system. He previously worked for the federal health IT firm SBG Technology Solutions as director of communications and at Qorvis Communications.

SAN DIEGO—Wonacott Communications has hired Johner Riehl as vice president and Andrew Park as account director for its interactive entertainment and technology PR team. Based in San Diego, Riehl leads the agency’s games practice, while Park will be based in San Francisco on the video games and technology communications team. Johner, previously worked in-house at Midway and at PR agencies Edelman and GolinHarris on the Microsoft and Nintendo accounts respectively. Park was previously a game journalist and managing editor at

NEW YORK—Rubenstein Public Relations has added Amy Delson as vice president. She brings experience across the real estate, fashion, theater and consumer industries, including in-house roles at Town Residential and Citi Habitats, and will manage media relations strategies for RPR's real estate division and more. 

NEW YORK—Hawkins International Public Relations has named Michelle Kelly vice president, client services, and Martha Carrera account director. Kelly will work with management on client programs to ensure that client satisfaction levels remain high. She began at HIPR as an account director in October 2013. Carrera comes to Hawkins from Formula PR, where she supervised the Wyndham hotel group account team.

LAS VEGAS—Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media has hired Antonia Genov as social media manager and promoted Melanie Shafer to public relations supervisor. Genov will assist with the social media strategy and execution of social initiatives across several platforms for Quillin’s clients. Prior to joining Quillin, she served as community affairs specialist at the Neighborhood House Association, the largest human service agency in San Diego. Shafer joined Quillin in 2012 after serving as PR specialist at Caesars Entertainment.

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