People News in Brief (June 16, 2008)
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People News in Brief (June 16, 2008)

Ogilvy adds three in D.C., while Arieff Communications names a new VP; on the corporate side, new people in new places at Horizon Air and the Detroit Tigers.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has added three staff members to its Washington, D.C. office. Jennifer Mastin, account director, served most recently as the deputy press secretary and director of operations for the Rudy Giuliani's Presidential Committee. She has also held positions at Susan Davis International and the Republican National Committee. Damon Manetta, also an account director, was the director of the Honeywell Technology Experience - an experimental marketing environment showcasing technologies. Betsy Andres, senior account executive, served in the communications offices of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House Ways & Means Committee and the House Republican Conference.


SAN FRANCISCO—Jason Mitchell has been named vice president of consumer and design programs at Arieff Communications. Mitchell, former PR Director for Taschen Books and previously with Chronicle Books, will be in charge of all public relations initiatives, online PR and sponsorship programs, international initiatives and interactive programs in the consumer department. He will report to Adrienne Arieff.


SEATTLE—Horizon Air has elected Dan Russo as vice president of marketing and communications. In his new role, he will have responsibility for the airline's marketing, planning, sales and advertising functions, along with all aspects of internal and external communications. At Horizon, Russo most recently served as director of marketing and communications and was project lead for the carrier's 25th anniversary celebration in 2006.


DETROIT—The Detroit Tigers have named Ron Colangelo the club's new vice president, communications. He will oversee the day-to-day operation of the club's media relations, business communications and broadcasting areas. Colangelo has extensive experience in the sports entertainment industry, having worked with organizations in Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. Since April of 2007, he has been managing director of Global Network Communications, a New York City-based strategic marketing and communications firm.
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