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Agency People News In Brief (October 13, 2014)
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Agency People News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

New people in new roles at Golin, APCO, Kwittken.

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SAN FRANCISCO—Golin has appointed Keith Martin as managing director of its San Francisco office. Martin will play a significant role in defining new opportunities and agency growth in Northern California. Previously, Martin served as managing director at Architect US, a specialist digital strategy, design and development agency within the Interpublic Group network. In his new role, he will bring together the Golin and Architect teams as a single market digital offering with clear and significant expertise in technology, corporate and consumer.

WASHINGTON, DC—APCO Worldwide has added two members to its health advisory board: Jack Faris, former CEO of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, as president of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association and director of community strategies for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution Fellow, director of domestic policy studies in the public policy program at Stanford University, and former policy director of the 2012 Romney presidential campaign.

TORONTO—Kwittken has opened a new office in Toronto, Canada, and has hired Kimberly Gibson, account supervisor, to support the new office. Prior to joining Kwittken, Gibson ran public relations programs for Coty's prestige division including six fragrance brands and the Philosophy skincare brand. Previously she spent several years as a communications specialist at Estée Lauder Canada. The new operations will be located within sister advertising agency KBS Toronto.

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