NEW YORK — Marino COO John Marino has been promoted to agency president. John Marino’s father Frank Marino, the agency’s founder, will continue in his role as CEO. John Marino joined the firm, now 25-years-old, in 2002.

BOSTON — Pan Communications has promoted director and agency veteran Matthew Briggs to VP.  Briggs will now be responsible for the strategic planning, storytelling and implementation of key services and programs for several B2B tech and healthcare clients. Additionally, he will map out the right measurement framework for each brand to align its program’s goals and objectives.

NEW YORK — Sara Ghazaii has joined MWWPR as VP of corporate communications and marketing. Ghazaii (pictured) will lead internal and external marketing initiatives for the agency. She joins after spending more than two years at the PR Council as VP and communications director.

NEW YORK — Jennifer Laski has joined Shadow PR as a senior account executive. Laski will be specializing in specializing in media relations, event marketing and brand strategy for CPG brands. She joins after more than three years at Relativity Ventures.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Lambert has added six new professionals to its Grand Rapids and Detroit offices to support the firm’s continued growth. In Detroit, Jenifer Daniels joins as a director; Cierra Mangal joins as a senior associate; and Kristen Davis and Tonie Wells join as Lambert as coordinator. In Grand Rapids, Becky Olson joins as a director and Elise Pelletier joins as a coordinator.