NEWS BRIEFS

NEW YORK: The Rowland Company has expanded its counseling capabilities through the hiring of Susan Bishopric and Norman Begun as EVPs. Bishopric, an expert in consumer lifestyle strategies, rejoins Rowland after working in Miami as an independent practitioner. She will be responsible for the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance account, among others. Begun was formerly VP of corporate communications for the Scott Paper Company.

NEW YORK: The Rowland Company has expanded its counseling capabilities through the hiring of Susan Bishopric and Norman Begun as EVPs. Bishopric, an expert in consumer lifestyle strategies, rejoins Rowland after working in Miami as an independent practitioner. She will be responsible for the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance account, among others. Begun was formerly VP of corporate communications for the Scott Paper Company.

NEW YORK: The Rowland Company has expanded its counseling

capabilities through the hiring of Susan Bishopric and Norman Begun as

EVPs. Bishopric, an expert in consumer lifestyle strategies, rejoins

Rowland after working in Miami as an independent practitioner. She will

be responsible for the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance account, among

others. Begun was formerly VP of corporate communications for the Scott

Paper Company.



MILFORD, MA: Alan Tieuli, formerly a VP at Agnew, Carter/MS&L, has

launched AAT & Sons Public Relations, a new agency specializing in media

relations and event marketing. Tieuli, who had been with Agnew, Carter

since 1989, will continue to collaborate with the agency on several

accounts, including the Chase Manhattan Bank Corporate Challenge series

of road races.



WASHINGTON, DC: The Public Affairs Council has added Amy Acton Gilbody

as manager of programs, a position that will focus on state relations

and issue management. Gilbody joins the Council from the Manufactured

Housing Institute in Arlington, VA, where she directed grassroots and

political action committee programs. Prior to that, she worked for the

American Medical Association’s division of political education.



WASHINGTON, DC: United Parcel Service has hired Sheryl Shelby as a

public affairs manager in its DC office. Shelby, who joins the shipping

giant following a stint as manager of government relations for Tenneco,

will consult on a range of legislative and political matters, such as

international trade issues.



REDWOOD CITY, CA: MadeToOrder.com, an online vendor of logo merchandise,

has shifted its PR account - reportedly worth around dollars 300,000 in

annual fees - from Neale-May & Partners to Wilson McHenry.



OLD GREENWICH, CT: Fortune Brands has promoted Clarkson Hine to the new

position of VP, corporate communications. Hine joined the company in

August 1998 as director of communications. Previously, he served in

senior communications positions on the Senate, presidential campaign and

post-election staffs of Senator Bob Dole.



LOS ANGELES: Fleishman-Hillard announced the addition of another VP to

its LA marketing communications group. Toni Miller, previously VP of PR

for Xceed, a publicly traded Internet company, will supervise a

department of four and report to senior partner/deputy GM Lisa

Robinson.



DALLAS: Essilor of America, the US affiliate of the Paris-based

manufacturer of optical and ophthalmic lenses, has awarded Cummings

McGlone & Associates its national trade and business media relations

account, as well as trade-show and employee-communications projects.



CAMPBELL, CA: NEC Electronics has tapped Tsantes & Associates to help

drive the company’s system-on-a-chip solutions division. The account,

previously handled by Cohn & Wolfe, is reportedly worth dollars 300,000

in annual fees.



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