NEWS BRIEFS

HOPKINTON, MA: EMC Corp., a provider of enterprise storage systems, software and services, has promoted Polly Pearson from director of investor relations to VP, global investor relations. Pearson, who has been with the company since 1991, will be responsible for communicating EMC’s business, products and strategies to the worldwide investment community. She reports to EMC CEO Mike Ruettgers.

HOPKINTON, MA: EMC Corp., a provider of enterprise storage systems, software and services, has promoted Polly Pearson from director of investor relations to VP, global investor relations. Pearson, who has been with the company since 1991, will be responsible for communicating EMC’s business, products and strategies to the worldwide investment community. She reports to EMC CEO Mike Ruettgers.

HOPKINTON, MA: EMC Corp., a provider of enterprise storage systems,

software and services, has promoted Polly Pearson from director of

investor relations to VP, global investor relations. Pearson, who has

been with the company since 1991, will be responsible for communicating

EMC’s business, products and strategies to the worldwide investment

community. She reports to EMC CEO Mike Ruettgers.





FRAMINGHAM, MA: Staples has named Bonnie Monahan as VP of IR, a post

that encompasses responsibility for the company’s IR strategy and

relationships with institutional and individual shareholders and

sell-side analysts. She fills a void in Staples’ IR department that has

existed since late summer, when director of IR Diane Basile left the

company to serve as VP of IR and corporate communication for

PerkinElmer.





NEW YORK: The PRSA has announced its Counselors Academy officers for

2000: Kathy Cripps, president of SCIENS Worldwide, chair; Lynn Casey,

SVP of Padilla Speer Beardsley, chair-elect; Tom Gable, chairman/CEO of

The Gable Group, secretary-treasurer; and Dennis McGrath, partner at

McGrath-Buckley Communications Counseling, immediate past chair.





DULLES, VA: Countrycool.com, a country music web site, has named E.

James White Communications as its first agency of record. dollars

500,000 of the dollars 6 million marketing budget will be devoted to

PR.





WASHINGTON, DC: Ketchum has bolstered its DC public affairs and

government relations practice with the hiring of four high-profile

senior counselors: Scott Reed, who ran Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential

campaign; Rich Galen, who has been press secretary for several leading

GOP politicians; Craig Smith, who managed Al Gore’s 2000 campaign in its

early days; and Katie Whelan, a former executive director of the

Democratic Governors Association.





LOS ANGELES: Fleishman-Hillard’s new media and Internet division has won

three new accounts worth nearly dollars 1 million in annual fee revenue:

Internet advertising company 24/7 Media, which was formerly handled by

Connor Communications; CanDo.com, a site providing online support for

people with disabilities; and AndAction, which provides digital film

distribution to cinema chains.





WASHINGTON, DC: The ProMarc Agency has hired Laura Head, formerly Ogilvy

& Mather’s information technology practice account director, as a VP,

effective March 1. Before joining Ogilvy last June, she was director of

communications and industry relations for the Computer & Communications

Industry Association. ProMarc has also lured the Women’s Consumer

Network account away from Edelman.





NEW YORK: The Black Public Relations Society and Black Women in

Publishing will host ’PR & the Publishing World,’ a panel discussion, on

February 15 at Burson-Marsteller’s New York headquarters. For more

information, contact BPRS president Alicia Evans at (516) 377-6146.



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