Agency People News in Brief (March 3, 2008)
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Agency People News in Brief (March 3, 2008)

GolinHarris promotes Beringer; JohnstonWells appoints director of business development; and The David James Agency adds staff.

Paul Holmes

CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Jeff Beringer to senior vice president. Beringer, based in Dallas, leads the agency’s interactive and multimedia practice, Dialogue. He reports to Gary Rudnick, co-managing director of the agency’s Chicago headquarters office and its Central Region, which includes offices in Chicago, Dallas and Houston.


DENVER—JohnstonWells Public Relations appointed Rodney Bell senior counselor and director of business development, supporting the firm’s growth strategy in health and wellness, family outreach, software, real estate, sustainable development and government, as well as building out the firm’s financial services practice. Prior to joining JohnstonWells, Bell was vice president of corporate communications at First Data Corporation, a leader of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. In addition, Bell has experience in disaster public affairs for the American Red Cross.


THOUSAND OAKS, CA—Technology public relations specialist The David James Agency has named Brenda Christensen to the role of senior account supervisor, responsible for overseeing and servicing the company’s technology clients. Christensen has created and managed messaging and public relations campaigns for such companies as Secure Computing, Panda Software, Maximizer Software, GoldMine Software, NEC, DTK Computer, Wang Laboratories, Symplex Communications, and General Motors Robotics.

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