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NEW YORK: Ogilvy PR has announced two new senior appointments at its New York headquarters: Damian Pezzano as chief technology officer and Joan Colten as recruitment director. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Pezzano was an independent IT consultant for BBDO advertising, and from 1996 to 1997 he served as EVP and managing director of IT for ad agency Ammirati Puris Lintas. Colten was most recently a VP at Baines Gwinner, a London-based search firm. She will oversee recruitment of senior-level executive talent across the agency network

NEW YORK: Ogilvy PR has announced two new senior appointments at its New York headquarters: Damian Pezzano as chief technology officer and Joan Colten as recruitment director. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Pezzano was an independent IT consultant for BBDO advertising, and from 1996 to 1997 he served as EVP and managing director of IT for ad agency Ammirati Puris Lintas. Colten was most recently a VP at Baines Gwinner, a London-based search firm. She will oversee recruitment of senior-level executive talent across the agency network

NEW YORK: Ogilvy PR has announced two new senior appointments at its New York headquarters: Damian Pezzano as chief technology officer and Joan Colten as recruitment director. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Pezzano was an independent IT consultant for BBDO advertising, and from 1996 to 1997 he served as EVP and managing director of IT for ad agency Ammirati Puris Lintas. Colten was most recently a VP at Baines Gwinner, a London-based search firm. She will oversee recruitment of senior-level executive talent across the agency network



SAN FRANCISCO: InterActive Public Relations, a specialist in launching hi-tech start-ups, has added Kelly Leahy as VP and Andrea Cousens as account manager. Leahy, a 16-year industry veteran, joins InterActive from her own hi-tech PR consulting business.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Edelman Worldwide has promoted Luca Penati to EVP and deputy GM of its Silicon Valley office. In his new position, Penati, who was an SVP in Mountain View, serving clients such as Apple, Agilent and eLance.com, will oversee new business development and daily operations.

He also will pick up duties previously held by Harry Pforzheimer, who was recently promoted to president of the Western region.



SAN JOSE, CA: The Silicon Valley Bank has tapped Corsi Carter Israel senior account executive David Grandey for the newly created position of PR manager. Grandey, who has worked on the Silicon Valley Bank account for four years while at Corsi Carter Israel, reports to corporate communications manager Andrea McGhee.



ATLANTA, GA: Edelman PR Worldwide has appointed William Reihl as vice president and head of the consumer marketing practice in Atlanta. Reihl relocated from New York.





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