NEW YORK—Amy Palladino Cofone has been named director of Ketchum’s New York technology practice. Palladino Cofone, who most recently served as worldwide account director for Kodak, will also assume the responsibilities of account director for Nokia’s North America region. As practice director, she will manage and support existing clients including Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Kodak and Nokia, while looking to grow the practice’s client base.
PHOENIX—Allison & Partners has promoted Scott Appel to vice president in its Phoenix, where his clients include IMH, Delta Air Lines Retirement Committee, KAET/Channel 8, Arizona Association of Community Managers, Buildproof and Creative Business Resources. In his new role as vice president, Appel will continue to be responsible for strategy and oversight of client accounts as well as the procurement of new business.
SANTA MONICA—Kristen Stancik has been promoted to senior communications manager at Hershey|Cause, which provides marketing, public relations and design services and consultation to nonprofit and corporate clients. Stancik oversees media buys, public relations and campaign development for a variety of nonprofit and foundation clients. In addition, Aimee Teplinsky has joined Hershey|Cause as chief operating officer, responsible for operational aspects of the company including finance, HR, contracts, IT and facilities. Most recently, Aimee lived abroad in Liberia, West Africa, and managed a USAID-funded governance capacity-building project.
MIAMI—Aaron Gordon has been named vice president of Schwartz Media Strategies, a Miami-based marketing communications firm. Gordon will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the firm, as well as for providing clients with strategic counsel in the areas of media relations, direct marketing, advertising, and web development. Prior to joining Schwartz, Gordon served as creative director for The Weinbach Group, a Miami advertising, marketing, and public relations firm.