CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Farah Speer, executive vice president, to group director of the agency’s healthcare practice in Chicago. Speer will oversee the growing healthcare practice, which counts Astellas, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cord Blood Registry, Glaxo Smith Kline, Johnson & Johnson and Takeda. Speer is based in Chicago and reports to Gary Rudnick, executive vice president and Midwest managing director. She replaces Jeff Burnett, who left the agency. Prior to joining GolinHarris in 2000, Speer was with Ketchum in New York and Chicago for six years.
MINNEAPOLIS—Meghan Bonneville has been named senior associate in Carmichael Lynch Spong’s Minneapolis office, responsible for providing creative and strategic ideas to clients American Standard and Martek Biosciences. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch Spong, Bonneville worked as an account executive at Kohnstamm Communications in St. Paul, Minn.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA—Schubert Communications, a business-to-business marketing communications firm, has hired Emilie Erwin as a public relations executive. Prior to joining Schubert, she worked in media sales, wealth management and billing.
MOBILE, AL—Red Square Agency, an independent, full-service creative advertising and public relations agency, has promoted Elena Freed vice president of account service and public relations. In addition, Diana Nichols has been promoted to creative director; Wally Hitchcock and Stephean Grimes to associate creative director; and Sarah Jones and Maureen Smith have been promoted to senior account executives.