DENVER—Sharon Linhart, founder and managing partner of Linhart Public Relations, is transitioning to a new role, and Paul Raab has been named managing partner. Linhart, who founded the Denver-based firm in 1996, will remain involved in client service and business development through year-end, and will then devote her attention to community and philanthropic service. Raab, who joined Linhart 10 years ago, will take on the role of managing partner, while continuing to serve key clients and oversee the growth of the independent, partner-owned firm. He was previously senior vice president and partner..

NEW YORK—Brandstyle Communications, a public relations firm specializing in lifestyle, technology, finance, consumer and concept brands, has hired Annie Ehrmann as executive vice president, strategy and business development. In addition to supporting Brandstyle’s existing client base, Ehrmann will work to expand the company’s Miami office and launch a planned Los Angeles office. She previously worked with agencies including The Arkin Group, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, and Teneo. 

SINKING SPRING, PA—The Anderson Group had added Christina Faller as director of public relations and Derek Hollister as director of digital strategies. Faller will focus on strategic planning and marketing programs that integrate public relations, media relations, social media, traditional and digital advertising, search engine optimization and web tools. Most recently, she served as public relations director for Reese in Reading, Pa., and before that was assistant director of public relations at The Anderson Group for five years.

NEW YORK—CRC has hired Vanessa Jesswani as digital marketing manager. Jesswani developed her agency experience with Digitas, BBDO, and  Ogilvy and has worked with brands including New York State Brewers Association, Pinnacle Foods, American Express, Unilever, and Estee Lauder.