Holmes Report 04 Dec 2011 // 12:00AM GMT
ST. LOUIS—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Katie Huang Shin, senior vice president and partner, to the position of global deputy managing director of the firm’s technology sector group. She will work closely with Bob Winslow, who heads the group. Since joining Fleishman-Hillard in 2009, she has led corporate and technology communications initiatives for several clients. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Huang Shin was the senior vice president and deputy general manager of Weber Shandwick in Northern California.
ATLANTA—Rachel Tobin (pictured), a longtime Atlanta business and legal reporter and immediate past president of the Atlanta Press Club, is joining Jackson Spalding as an account leader on real estate and civic work. Tobin has been a beat reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2008, covering economic development and real estate in the context of the recession. She previously covered the aviation and hospitality industries for three years as a reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Jackson Spalding also added four new professionals in its JS Creative group and two administrative staff.
WASHINGTON, DC—Ellen Moran, chief of staff at the US Commerce Department and President Obama’s former communications director, is joining public affairs firm Dewey Square Group as a principal. Moran, who also previously served as executive director of Emily’s List and worked at the AFL-CIO, will join the 80-person WPP firm in December. Also joining as chief operating officer is
John Giesser, who returns to DSG after serving as CEO of Spoken Hub.
NEW YORK—Emanate has added Kristen Massaro as vice president, social media. She will spearhead digital and social media initiatives across Emanate’s client roster and manage the development and execution of client projects in conjunction with account teams and partner agencies. Most recently, Massaro served as the director of social media for Maclaren, building a community of parents through a range of social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. Previously, Massaro served as the social media director for STC Associates.
NEW YORK—The healthcare practice at Makovsky + Company has added Beth Conner as assistant vice president, and Eliza Merves as account executive. Conner worked previously at Edelman Public Relations Health in Chicago and New York City, where she managed consumer and patient-focused initiatives for pharmaceutical clients in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and women’s health categories. Merves was previously with Ogilvy Public Relations.
NEW YORK—MWW Group has promoted Leslie Linton to senior vice president in the agency’s media strategies practice. A 25-year veteran of broadcast news, Linton has been with MWW Group since 2005, working with clients across the firm’s consumer marketing, corporate communications, public affairs, consumer technology and healthcare practices and leading MWW’s media training services. In addition, Lindsey Winkler has been promoted to vice president, consumer lifestyle marketing. Winkler joined MWW eight years ago and has worked with Sara Lee, Nutrisystem, Gold’s Gym The Palm Restaurant Group, and others.
CLEVELAND—Dix & Eaton has promoted Kris Dorsey to vice president and senior art director, and Ann Lentz to vice president and director of production services. Dorsey has spent more than 25 years with Dix & Eaton, handling Web design, annual reports, online annual reports corporate advertising and more. Lentz, who joined Dix & Eaton in 1998, is responsible for the budgeting, scheduling and production of printed and online collateral including annual reports, tradeshow graphics and materials, direct mail, advertising, brochures, websites and on-screen presentations.