NEWS BRIEFS

NEW HAVEN, CT: Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has lured Paul Oestreicher away from Edelman to serve as its VP of public affairs. Oestreicher, most recently EVP/GM of Edelman’s healthcare practice, will oversee corporate and Web-based communications, IR and government affairs. Prior to his Edelman tenure, he was an SVP at Medicus PR and held various posts at Hoffmann-La Roche.

NEW HAVEN, CT: Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has lured Paul Oestreicher away from Edelman to serve as its VP of public affairs. Oestreicher, most recently EVP/GM of Edelman’s healthcare practice, will oversee corporate and Web-based communications, IR and government affairs. Prior to his Edelman tenure, he was an SVP at Medicus PR and held various posts at Hoffmann-La Roche.

NEW HAVEN, CT: Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has lured Paul

Oestreicher away from Edelman to serve as its VP of public affairs.

Oestreicher, most recently EVP/GM of Edelman’s healthcare practice, will

oversee corporate and Web-based communications, IR and government

affairs. Prior to his Edelman tenure, he was an SVP at Medicus PR and

held various posts at Hoffmann-La Roche.





NEW YORK: Dow Jones & Company has appointed industry veteran Jerome

Leshne as VP, IR. Leshne will move into his new NY digs next week,

reporting directly to EVP and CFO Jerry Bailey. Leshne has held senior

IR posts at Global Crossing and Sears, Roebuck and Co.





NEW YORK: Dan Klores Associates has promoted three execs to SVP: Rob

Bailey, Sal Petruzzi and Scott Miranda. The trio will continue to work

under DKA partner Peter Seligman, whose division handles the firm’s

sports, entertainment, corporate and new-media business. Bailey, a

former TV news anchor who served stints at Manning Selvage & Lee and

Ruder Finn before joining DKA, will continue in his role as director of

new business development.





SAN DIEGO: Berryman & Henigar, a municipal services firm in San Diego,

has tapped CarterTodd & Associates to help launch GovPartner, a new

affiliate that provides e-government software and services nationwide.

B&H president Scott Kvandal said hiring the Columbia, SC-based

CarterTodd made sense because of the firm’s ’track record in positioning

and marketing e-government applications.’





PITTSBURGH: HMS Success Public Relations, which recently opened a

Cleveland office, has hired former Conrail pro Robert Baker to its new

on-person Pittsburgh outpost. No current HMS accounts will be relocated

to the new office.





MENLO PARK, CA: Autodaq, an online b-to-b market for used cars, has

named Alexander Tsigdinos executive director of corporate

communications. A former auto reporter, Tsigdinos also spent seven years

at Chrysler as a senior PR manager.





SAN FRANCISCO: Ted Deutsch has been named director of corporate

communications at Move.com. For the past two years, Deutsch was director

of communications and public affairs for Cendant’s real estate

division.





NEW YORK: PepperCom has added 10 new clients to its roster: Reliance

Capital, GlobalFoodExchange, iframe, Knowlagent, eNow, Procure.com,

Hotbar, GemKey, Unibex and CardoNet.





COLUMBUS, OH: Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer & Associates has named R. Blane

Walter CEO. He succeeds Robert Gerbig, who plans to retire within the

next year.





NEW YORK: Stuart Elliot, advertising columnist for The New York Times,

will speak at the Publicity Club of New York’s ’Meet the Media’ evening

on June 7 at Burson-Marsteller’s NY headquarters. For more information,

call (212) 978-PCNY for reservations.





CHICAGO: Sara Lee Corporation has named Julie Ketay senior manager of

media relations. She was most recently a manager in Burson-Marsteller’s

corporate/financial practice.





NEW YORK: Deborah Bright, author of On the Edge and In Control, will

speak at New York Women in Communications’ next ’Cocktails and

Conversations’ event, scheduled for June 5 in NYC. For more information,

call (212) 297-2126.



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