CHICAGO—Edelman jas made six recent hires in its Chicago office, including Lee Antonio, who joins as executive vice president in the consumer brands practice reporting to Caroline Dettman, general manager and executive vice president. Prior to joining Edelman, Antonio served as director of external public relations and brand reputation for Sears Roebuck & Co., and earlier held positions at GolinHarris, General Growth Properties and Janet Diederichs & Associates.
Dan Cornell joins as senior vice president and creative director in the diversified services practice reporting to Rick Murray, general manager and executive vice president. Previously, hel worked as the senior account director and brand planner at GMR Marketing. Paige Peldo also joins as a senior vice president in the consumer brands practice reporting to Dettman. She most recently served as vice president and associate director at CKPR.
Erica Sarakaitis joins as a vice president in the consumer brands practice from Burson-Marsteller. Laura Chalela joins as vice president in the food and nutrition practice after working as a freelancer for the National Dairy Council. Jennifer Antonini joins as a vice president in the consumer brands practice from Red Chicago Marketing Solutions.