Agency People News in Brief (September 13, 2010)
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Agency People News in Brief (September 13, 2010)

Ruder Finn has named Jonathan Zaback senior vice president and media strategist, plus new people in new roles at Kearns & West, MS&L and GolinHarris.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Ruder Finn has named Jonathan Zaback senior vice president and media strategist.  Zaback will operate from the New York office, with responsibilities that span the agency’s U.S. offices. He was previously the director of media relations at Emanate, a division of Ketchum.  Before Emanate, he was director, u.s. media relations practice at Burson Marsteller. He also had spent several years with Ruder Finn, and returns to the agency with a wealth of insights in integrating traditional and social media programs. In his role, he will report to Richard Funess, president of Ruder Finn Americas.

NAPLES, FL—Roger Strelowhas joined public affairs and community relations firm Kearns & West as senior advisor and mediator based in the Gulf Coast of Florida. Strelow, a former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and staff director of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, brings extensive experience in complex environmental regulatory arenas along with facilitation and mediation experience. He has experience in the use of alternative dispute resolution on environmental matters.


TORONTO — MS&LGroup has appointed Brenda Paul-Ishikawa senior vice president and leader of the corporate and healthcare practices in the Toronto office. She will report to Gayla Brock-Woodland, managing director for MS&L Canada. Paul-Ishikawa brings more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has served as a senior counselor at four leading PR agencies and most recently was director of communications and government relations for the Canadian Association of Income Funds.


CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Drew Lumm to senior vice president in the corporate communications practice. Based in Chicago, Lumm leads five key segments of the Dow Chemical Company business, including sustainability platform communications; chemicals and health communications; International Year of Chemistry communications; business services group communications; and Union Carbide Corporation business and issues communications. His primary areas of focus and client engagement include strategy development, crisis and issues management, business and trade media relations, executive visibility and industry relations.


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