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Agency People News In Brief (October 28, 2013)
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Agency People News In Brief (October 28, 2013)

New people in new roles at Weber Shandwick, MWW, Public Communications, GolinHarris, Stanton, Buchanan, Thunder11, Target Cue.

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DALLAS—Weber Shandwick has promoted Teisha Van de Kop to executive vice president. In her new role, Van de Kop will support content development and creative production needs for clients across North America. During 15 years at Weber Shandwick, Van de Kop has helped build a team of creative professionals delivering of shareable content, and has helped to systemize Weber Shandwick's video capabilities.

DALLAS—Alison Cox has joined MWW’s technology industry practice as vice president, enterprise and technology. Cox, who will be based in the firm’s Dallas office, brings experience in business-to-business marketing, enterprise technology, corporate communications and consumer education. She comes to MWW from Oncor, one of the largest electric transmission and distribution utilities in the country, where she oversaw customer education programs. Previously, she worked at Edelman and Ketchum.

CHICAGO—Public Communications Inc. has hired Johnathon Briggs (pictured) as a vice president and officer. Prior to PCI, Briggs was the chief officer of external relations for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, one of the nation’s leading AIDS organizations. A former urban affairs reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Briggs was also staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun.

SAN FRANCISCO—GolinHarris has added Ken Montgomery, Caroline Kawashima and David Patterson to the agency’s technology practice in San Francisco. Montgomery joins GolinHarris as an executive director from Montgomery Pacific Group, where he served as principal. Kawashima also joins as an executive director, having previously worked at Replicon, Bite and Racepoint. Patterson, senior manager, was previously an account supervisor at Merritt Group.

WASHINGTON, DC—Stanton Communications has promoted four executives: Amy Calhoun and Catherine Imus will move into newly-created roles as executive vice presidents/senior strategists; Lori Russo will assume the title managing director, Mid-Atlantic with responsibility for both the Washington, DC, and Baltimore offices; and Patrick Brady is promoted to managing director, public affairs. Peter Stanton remains in his role as president and CEO while continuing to oversee Stanton Communications’ operations in New York.

PHILADELPHIA—Nancy Page has been promoted from vice president to executive vice president at Buchanan Public Relations, where she counsels clients and directs the business operations of the agency. In addition, Emily DiTomo has been promoted from account manager to vice president; Blair Kahora Cardinal has been promoted from account supervisor to assistant vice president; and Kathleen McFadden has been promoted from account executive to senior a/e and manager of digital strategy.

NEW YORK—Stephanie Dowling, a former senior associate with Burson-Marsteller specializing in healthcare, has joined New York City-based Thunder11, a boutique public relations firm, where she will serve as account manager and lead the agency’s healthcare practice, and oversee its corporate social responsibility offering.

NEW YORK—Cathy Renna has been named senior vice president of Target Cue, a consultancy specializing in providing public relations and marketing communications services to not-for-profit organizations interested in reaching audiences such as people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Renna was previously founder of Renna Communications.
 

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