AUSTIN—Waggener Edstrom has hired Cheri Winterberg (pictured) as vice president of the WE Technology practice and general manager of the WE Austin office. Winterberg will drive new business and oversee the Austin office, overseeING WE’s work with locally-based Austin clients such as 3M and Toshiba Storage. Prior to joining Waggener Edstrom, she worked for Owen Media and, most recently, owned her own company,

NEW YORK—Angela Wonson has joined the healthcare practice at Weber Shandwick as executive vice president for healthcare media. She will be based in New York and report to Barbara Box, president of the New York and Chicago Healthcare practice. Wonson brings nearly two decades of communications experience to this role and most recently served as senior vice president of Edelman’s national health media practice. Prior professional experience includes Calman Media, her proprietary media consulting company. She also served as chief communications officer for The Cleveland Clinic.

BOSTON—Shift Communications has added Joel Richman as a vice president in the firm's Boston office. Richman brings more than 13 years of public relations, marketing and social media experience to his new role. Prior to joining Shift, Richman was a vice president at fama PR. Before that, he spent 11 years with PAN Communications, where he helped develop the firm's social media practice and went on to become PAN's first director of social media.

LOS ANGELES—California public affairs firm Englander Knabe & Allen has launched EKA Campaigns, a full service campaign consulting firm focusing on issues campaigning, independent expenditures, and targeted candidate consulting, and appointed Chris Bryan to manage the new venture. Bryan began his career as a field representative on Jeb Bush's first successful Gubernatorial run in Florida. He worked for Congressman Clay Shaw in Florida and Washington, DC, and was a regional political director for Meg Whitman and the California Republican Party. Most recently he was the political director and campaign manager for a successful LA City Council election.

MINNEAPOLIS—Angela Miller has been named a senior counselor in Carmichael Lynch Spong’s New York office, providing account management for clients Trane and Sherwin-Williams. Prior to joining CLS, Miller worked as an account supervisor at Fleishman-Hillard in Atlanta. In addition, Meredith Kish has been named senior media relations manager in the firm’s New York office, representing clients Martek Biosciences, H&R Block and Lutron. She previously served as a senior account supervisor at Hill & Knowlton in New York.

NEW YORK—Gutenberg Communications has appointed Marilyn Gerber as senior vice president in its New York office. She joins from from Adam Friedman Associates, where she was managing director since June of 2007, working on financial services, technology and other business accounts. Previously, Gerber worked with Weber Shandwick Worldwide as senior vice president, and Porter Novelli as managing director, serving business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients.