SEATTLE—Eric Villines has rejoined MWW Group, following a brief stint with Microsoft, as general manager of the firm’s Seattle office and deputy head of MWW’s global technology practice. After joining MWW in 2006, Villines increased the company’s presence in its Northern-Pacific operations and Southwest regions and played a key role in growing the agency’s global technology practice.
TORONTO—Ilyse Smith has been named general manager of the Toronto office of Hill & Knowlton. Smith has been with Hill & Knowlton Canada for 15 years, starting her career at the company in the Toronto technology communications practice. In addition, former GM Jeff Smith is taking on to the new role of chief development officer, with a focus on driving growth for the firm, while Selena Cameron has been promoted to the head of national corporate development.
NEW YORK—GCI Health has appointed three account leaders: senior vice president Catherine Falcetti and vice presidents Julie Fleisher and Robyn Leventhal. Falcetti joins the New York office after 11 years at MS&L, where she served as senior vice president in healthcare. At GCI Health, she will continue to focus on pharma with specialized, blockbuster and OTC drugs. Fleisher most recently served as vice president, corporate communications, at Ruder Finn. Leventhal was formerly a vice president at MSLGroup.
MIAMI—Schwartz Media Strategies has promoted Alisha Marks to vice president, responsible for managing day-to-day operations, spearheading the firm’s national and regional media relations activities, and providing strategic counsel to professional services and municipal affairs clients. Marks previously served as director. Prior to joining the firm, she was a senior account executive for rbb Public Relations.