Agency PeopleNews in Brief (May 12, 2008)
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Agency PeopleNews in Brief (May 12, 2008)

GolinHarris promotes Falcetti to lead Orange County office, plus new people in new positions at Ruder Finn, Zapwater Communications, and Justice & Young.

Paul Holmes

LOS ANGELES—GolinHarris has promoted Lisa Falcetti to executive vice president. Falcetti leads the firm’s Orange County office and reports to Judy Johnson, managing director for the agency’s western region. She will continue to lead agency account teams, provide strategic counsel to clients including Toshiba, VTech, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and; oversee office operations; and drive business development efforts for the area. Prior to joining GolinHarris, Falcetti worked at The Benjamin Group, a Southern California agency subsequently acquired by GolinHarris.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ruder Finn has added Joe Reblando and Amber McCracken as vice presidents in its Washington, D.C., office. Most recently, Reblando served as a director in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s policy and research department, and as a senior associate at Covance, a healthcare research company. McCracken previously served as director of communications for the not-for-profit National Women’s Health Resource Center, a clearinghouse for women’s health information. Earlier, she was communications manager for US News & World Report and communications director for the Alliance for Aging Research. 


CHICAGO—Zapwater Communications has added Allison Evans as its first director of business development. She will be responsible for establishing new business opportunities, broadening the agency¹s current client roster and overseeing internal marketing efforts and will be tasked with expanding both the lifestyle and corporate practice areas for Zapwater Communications. Prior to joining Zapwater, Evans worked as a creative consultant for several high-level attorneys and other legal professionals in the Chicagoland area.


CINCINNATI, OH—Jeff Huggins has been hired as vice president and head of the public relations practice at integrated marketing agency Justice & Young.
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