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NEW YORK: Former CBS Corp. PR chief Gil Schwartz is changing his title to reflect his new responsibilities at the company, now owned by Viacom. Schwartz, previously SVP of CBS Corp., becomes EVP communications for CBS Television. Reporting to CBS Television president and CEO Leslie Moonves, Schwartz will work closely with Viacom SVP of corporate relations Carl Folta.

NEW YORK: Former CBS Corp. PR chief Gil Schwartz is changing his title to reflect his new responsibilities at the company, now owned by Viacom. Schwartz, previously SVP of CBS Corp., becomes EVP communications for CBS Television. Reporting to CBS Television president and CEO Leslie Moonves, Schwartz will work closely with Viacom SVP of corporate relations Carl Folta.

NEW YORK: Former CBS Corp. PR chief Gil Schwartz is changing his

title to reflect his new responsibilities at the company, now owned by

Viacom. Schwartz, previously SVP of CBS Corp., becomes EVP

communications for CBS Television. Reporting to CBS Television president

and CEO Leslie Moonves, Schwartz will work closely with Viacom SVP of

corporate relations Carl Folta.





TORRANCE, CA: Havas Interactive has ramped up its executive leadership

with the addition of Andrea Sarkisian (VP of corporate communications),

Phil O’Neil (SVP of North American sales) and Matt Sadinsky (SVP of

human resources).





NEW YORK: Ketchum has hired Ray Cuciniello away from PaineWebber to

serve as SVP/global human resources. At PaineWebber, Cuciniello played a

pivotal role in permanent, temporary and campus recruiting and served as

co-chair of the company-wide diversity recruitment task force. He

replaces Lori Kafafian, who left the agency to join former Ketchum exec

Bob Feldman at GCI Group last month.





FRAMINGHAM, MA: Staples has filled its top PR post with Cahners Business

Information (CBI) pro Tom Nutile. Nutile, who becomes VP of PR, will

oversee the company’s PR efforts from strategy to implementation. He was

formerly CBI’s director of corporate communications.





NEW YORK: Time Inc. has added Carolina Miranda as PR manager to help

with new titles Time Digital and Time for Kids. She joins from sister

Time Inc. title People En Espanol, which has replaced her with Ad

Council vet Rachel Cruz.





ST. LOUIS: The National Association of Investors, a 60,000-strong

non-profit group focusing on investor education, has tapped

Fleishman-Hillard’s African-American Marketing Group to handle PR in the

African-American community.





NEW YORK: Eighteen-year Time Warner veteran Tim Boggs, currently SVP of

global public policy, has announced plans to leave the company prior to

the completion of its merger with AOL. Boggs declined to accept the same

position in the post-merger company.





SANTA CLARA, CA: Terri Cook, president of McGrath Power Public

Relations, died June 23 due to complications stemming from a freak

accident involving a recreational vehicle. Cook, 50, is survived by her

husband and two teenage sons. McGrath Power partner and VP Jon Bloom

will assume the role of president.





CHICAGO: Hyatt International is searching for a PR manager in its

Chicago-based marketing communications department. Nicole Aguirre

recently became director of communications in the two-person department

that, in recent months, has seen one person retire and another

leave.





TROY, MI: DMB&B Public Relations has changed its name to MS&L/Detroit to

more accurately reflect its affiliation with Manning, Selvage & Lee.



The firm’s Detroit office is the third-largest outpost in the MS&L

network.





NEW YORK: Model and actress Vendela has tapped New York’s Sarah Hall

Productions (SHP) as her official PR and press representative. Other SHP

celebrity clients include skateboarder Tony Hawk and fitness guru Brooke

Siler.





NEW YORK: Music.com has inked Rogers & Cowan to a one-year deal and

hired Paul Scott as PR manager.



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