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Agency People News in Brief (July 26, 2010)
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Agency People News in Brief (July 26, 2010)

GolinHarris has appointed Gregory Papajohn as SVP and corporate communications group leader in its New York office, plus new people in new roles at Hill & Knowlton, Carmichael Lynch Spong, Morris + King, Greenough, Vox Global and National PR.

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NEW YORK—GolinHarris has appointed Gregory Papajohn as senior vice president and corporate communications group leader in its New York office. Papajohn will represent some of the agency’s most important clients and act as a key global contributor in new business development. He will report to Jennifer Cohan, managing director in New York. Prior to joining GolinHarris, Papajohn was a director and senior management team member at Emanate, co-leading corporate and consumer marketing public relations for Bank of America Corp.’s consumer and small business bank.


SAN FRANCISCO—Jennifer Temple, general manager in Hill & Knowlton’s San Francisco office, has been promoted to executive vice president.  Temple has worked for H&K in Houston and San Francisco, and has counseled clients including SanDisk, Qualcomm, LinkedIn, Better Place, HP, Motorola and Panasonic.   

MINNEAPOLIS—Kip Lindman has been promoted to senior associate at Carmichael Lynch Spong. Lindman joined the firm in 2008 as an associate. In his new role, Lindman is responsible for handling day-to-day activities and providing excellence in execution for clients American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Jack Link’s and Rapala. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch Spong, Lindman was an account representative for Tunheim Partners and worked as an associate counselor for New School Communications, a St. Paul-based PR agency.

NEW YORK—The Morris + King Company has appointed Stuart Tracte as senior account executive and director of social media. Prior to joining MKC, Mr. Tracte was a social media strategist for Prime Visibility, an Internet marketing firm based on Long Island, representing brands such as Trump, N9NE Group, McGraw Hill, NPD Group, and Adelphi University. In his new capacity he will oversee and execute social media and digital PR, marketing, and advertising strategies for MKC clients.


BOSTON—Greenough Communications has added Jay Staunton as a new vice president with a focus on public affairs and public relations. Staunton joins Greenough from the international law firm Latham & Watkins, where he managed public relations for the firm. Additionally, he served as communications director and counsel to U.S. Congressman Mike Honda of California. While on the Hill, Jay focused extensively on civil liberties and social justice issues, spearheading both legislative and public relations strategies to promote the rights of underrepresented communities while enhancing business opportunities for constituent companies in Silicon Valley.


BOSTON—Fleishman-Hillard’s Vox Global unit, a bi-partisan public affairs firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., has hired Cloe Axelson to join its Boston Office and Joy Engel to join its Portland, Maine, office. Axelson joins Vox as an account supervisor after working as the lead writer at the Democratic National Committee/Organizing for America. Engel also joins as account supervisor after spending time in Racepoint Group's San Francisco office.


CALGARY—Leah Murray, who joined National Public Relations as a director in June, will be relocating to the firm’s Calgary office. Murray has worked with associations and federal government departments, including Treasury Board Secretariat, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Natural Resources Canada. She is also experienced as an event planning consultant, having played key roles in Politics and the Pen, Payments Panorama 2010 and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Gala.

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