NEW YORK—Manning Selvage & Lee has added two senior communications professionals to its corporate practice in North America: David Chamberlin as senior vice president, based in Dallas, and Karyn Margolis as vice president for corporate social responsibility, based in New York.
The former general manager of Edelman’s Shanghai office, Chamberlin is an expert in national business and technology media relations, reputation management, cross-border counselling, and crisis and financial communications. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing national programs for Huawei, Chase Paymentech and Entrust, three of the agency’s Dallas-based clients. He will also be responsible for generating new business and growth opportunities in the southwest market.
Chamberlin’s previous roles include general manager for Edelman’s 50-person Shanghai office and first vice president of external communications at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Margolis, a former press secretary for New York City Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, has counseled companies such as Merck, Heinz, Kraft, AstraZeneca, Wyeth and AIG on the development of CSR programs. She will be responsible for developing CSR platforms, writing CSR reports and related communications materials, stakeholder engagement and media relations strategies, as well as overall program implementation. She will also serve as the New York office’s liaison to MS&L’s global ECO network.
Margolis was most recently vice president of corporate social responsibility and issues management for Edelman’s New York office.