News in Brief (February 2)
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News in Brief (February 2)

Rogers & Associates, one of the largest public relations firms on the west coast, has named veteran staffers Manuel Camargo and Shelly Holmes as partners and executive vice presidents in the firm.

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Los Angeles—Rogers & Associates, one of the largest public relations firms on the west coast, has named veteran staffers Manuel Camargo and Shelly Holmes as partners and executive vice presidents in the firm.  The two previously served as senior vice presidents overseeing substantial corporate and consumer accounts for the agency. Camargo and Holmes bring the total number of partners in the firm to five. Rogers promoted president Lynne Doll to partner more than a decade ago, and Elliott Fils, CFO, was named soon after.
 
CAMBRIDGE—SatCon Technology Corporation, a leader in power and energy management products, has selected technology PR specialist Schwartz Communications as agency of record. Schwartz will develop and execute a comprehensive campaign designed to promote widespread awareness of SatCon and its products, which are designed for the growing global need for clean, high-quality and high-reliability digital power.
 
NEW YORK—The Hamilton Group, founded last year by former Cohn & Wolfe executive John Frew, has added four new clients: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, to raise the organization’s profile and assist in fund-raising; the Boys’ Club of New York, to handle media relations for its 26th annual Hall of Fame dinner; Hofstra University, to develop marketing and sponsorship partnerships for the athletic program; and the WeddingChannel.com, to provide media relations for a live wedding in Times Square.
 
LONDON—Marks & Spencer has appointed Flic Howard-Allen, currently managing director in the corporate practice at Hill & Knowlton, as director of communications. She replaces Cheri Lofland who will leave the company at the end of January.
 
OKLAHOMA CITY—Jordan Associates Advertising/Communications has been named agency of record for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation. Jordan will direct creative development, marketing and public relations initiatives for foundation’s Good Health Starts Here public education campaign.
 
LONDON—Hatch-group, the public relations firm founded by former Weber Shandwick deputy CEO Michael Murphy, has hired Simon Elliott to lead a new public affairs division. Elliott previously worked at The Maitland Consultancy and at Shandwick Consultants, and was most recently director of London-based PR firm Flagship Group.
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former television news anchor and reporter Sanda Pecina is joining The Aker Partners as senior consulting associate. Pecina has worked in public relations for Holman Communications and was also national coordinator for the National Federation of Croation Americans.
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