PHILADELPHIA—Select Greater Philadelphia, a not-for-profit economic development organization dedicated to marketing the Greater Philadelphia region and attracting new businesses to the community, has hired Bryan Evans as its director of public relations and publications. Evans will be responsible for execution and production of all public relations strategy, media relations and publications created to support the organization’s mission to attract and retain business in the region. Prior to joining Select Greater Philadelphia, he was account supervisor at Diccicco Battista Communications and was previously director of public affairs for the
SACRAMENTO—The proponents of Yes on Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act, the campaign to deny marriage rights to gays and lesbians, have hired Jennifer Kerns as communications director for the statewide ballot initiative. Kerns, the owner of K Street Communications, recently served as senior press secretary for California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.