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
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
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
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.