DALLAS—Weber Shandwick has named Neil Nowlin general manager of its Southwest region, which includes operations in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Nowlin will report to Weber Shandwick North America president Cathy Calhoun.

Nowlin has been with Weber Shandwick since 2003 and has nearly 20 years of experience in public affairs, corporate reputation and crisis communications.

Dawn Kahle has been named deputy general manager of Weber Shandwick Southwest and will support Nowlin in a variety of operational and business development roles. Kahle, also with the firm for 10 years, has worked with national consumer and healthcare, consumer technology and enterprise software clients.

Ryan Mikolasik has been promoted to executive vice president, client relationship leader for the American Airlines business after serving in several key roles on that account for more than eight years. Dave Nieland, who had served as the office's interim general manager, has also been named the head of the Southwest technology practice. Chris Vary has been named executive vice president, digital program innovation, and senior vice president Teisha Van De Kop is leading The [email protected] Shandwick, which will focus on digital and video content creation and syndication.

NEW YORK—Weber Shandwick has added Mary Jane Walker as senior vice president, corporate healthcare, based in the New York office. Walker has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications and media relations for clients across the healthcare industry. She joins Weber Shandwick from Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she was a senior vice president supporting clients such as Deloitte's healthcare sector, Pfizer's worldwide research and development division, Forest Laboratories and Amgen. Previously, Walker served as an executive vice president at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery.