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Agency People News In Brief (September 29, 2014)
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Agency People News In Brief (September 29, 2014)

New people in new roles at Golin, Edelman, Coyne, Lane, Haberman.

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LOS ANGELES—Golin has hired Deanne Yamamoto as the managing director of its Los Angeles office. Yamamoto rejoins Golin after more than 16 years at Ketchum, where she most recently served as partner and West Coast brand practice leader. In addition to overseeing an LA staff of 100, Yamamoto will offer senior counsel to clients, and will focus on employee development and the expansion of Golin’s business in Southern California.

CHICAGO—Edelman has hired Tanya Bennett, as executive vice president and head of accounts, digital. Bennett was formerly an executive vice president of global brands at Leo Burnett. In addition, JT Anderson has joined as senior vice president and group creative director, digital; Jim Marcus as senior vice president and creative director and interim head of design and creative production; and Jani Westcott as senior vice president and strategic director, consumer.

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Coyne PR has promoted Lisa Wolleon to senior vice president. She currently spearheads a variety of accounts including Bimbo Bakeries USA (Arnold, Brownberry, Oroweat), Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (ChapStick, Children’s Advil, Preparation H), Woolite, Eggland’s Best, PEEPS and Perrigo Nutritionals. Wolleon joined Coyne in 2000 as the agency’s third employee.

PORTLAND, OR—Lane has promoted Tracy Anderson and Claire Castellanos to account director, Anderson joined in 2010 and has worked on accounts in the consumer and financial sectors; Castellanos joined in 2012 and has a background in the technology industry. In addition, the firm has added Sonal Haladay as a senior account executive and Heather McLendon as a digital strategist. Rob Bitter has been promoted to senior account executive, and Rachael Ka’apu has been promoted to account executive.

MINNEAPOLIS—Janet Chambers has joined Haberman as account director. Before Haberman, Chambers was category marketing manager at Target Corporation; she has also worked at Minneapolis agencies including Little & Company, Carmichael Lynch and Fallon.

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