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Agency People News In Brief (November 12, 2013)
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Agency People News In Brief (November 12, 2013)

New people in new roles at DKC, French/West/Vaughan, Grisko, Sonic Boom, and Eastwick.

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NEW YORK—DKC Public Relations Marketing & Government Affairs has appointed Joe Quenqua as executive vice president, director of entertainment. Based out of DKC’s Los Angeles office, Quenqua will assume oversight of the entertainment division and lead the growth of national entertainment business across the company. He was most recently vice president of publicity and communications at Walt Disney Studios, where he led national media strategies across all film titles and brands.

RALEIGH, NC—French/West/Vaughan has hired Glen Fellman (pictured) as senior vice president/chief creative officer, with oversight of the agency’s creative and interactive design teams. Previously senior vice president/group creative director at Durham, NC-based McKinney, Fellman has worked with clients such as Nationwide Insurance, Meijer, Lenovo, Qwest Communications, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort whiskey brand. FWV has also added Kevin Behan to its sports & entertainment practice as senior account executive.

CHICAGO—Grisko has hired Kathy Valdiserri as chief strategist and Garlanda Freeze as vice president of marketing communications. Prior to joining Grisko, Valdiserri was the senior vice president of strategy for The Strategy Kitchen, leading strategy on the McDonald’s Corporation’s Monopoly promotion game. Freeze joins Grisko from USG Corporation, where she most recently served as senior manager of digital customer experiences.

TORONTO—Norman Melamed has been named managing director of Sonic Boom, the digital subsidiary of National Public Relations. He will oversee operations of both the Montreal and Toronto offices. Before joining Sonic Boom, Melamed held leadership positions at BBDO, MacLaren McCann and Young & Rubicam. He joins the firm from his most recent role at Publicis, where he spent four years as senior VP and managing partner.

SUNNYVALE, CA—Technology PR firm Eastwick has added veteran journalist Mark Veverka to lead its content marketing group. Veverka is currently a contributing financial and technology columnist for USA Today. He was previously the West Coast Editor of Barron's for 13 years and prior to that was staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. Also joining Eastwick's executive team is Karen Clyne, vice president, previously with Herrick Media Public Relations. 

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