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LOS ANGELES: Anheuser-Busch has created two VP-level posts to help it better manage marketing to Hispanic and black consumers. Both positions will be filled by longtime company executives Henry Dominquez and Johnny Furr Jr.

LOS ANGELES: Anheuser-Busch has created two VP-level posts to help it better manage marketing to Hispanic and black consumers. Both positions will be filled by longtime company executives Henry Dominquez and Johnny Furr Jr.

DENVER: Schenkein has added PrintingForLess.com, an online b-to-b commercial printing company, to its client list.

NEW YORK: MPG, the media network of worldwide marketing communications group Havas, has named Dan Relton as its new SVP, director of HR. Relton was previously SVP of HR for GCI North America, part of Grey Worldwide, where he served on the company's North American leadership team.

WASHINGTON: Xenophon Strategies has added Kristina Saunders as a director. Before joining Xenophon, Saunders served as a regional spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, for which she oversaw the press operations in several key battleground states during the 2004 presidential election, including on-the-ground management in Florida.

LOS ANGELES: The Bravo Group has combined its San Francisco and Irvine, CA, offices to form BravoWest. The company will continue to serve West Coast clients, including Mazda, Jaguar, and Foster Farms.

WILSONVILLE, OR: Pac/West Communications, a full-service PR and government affairs firm, has promoted Tim Wigley to EVP. Before joining Pac/West, Wigley served as president of the Oregon Forest Industries Council, West Coast director of corporate communications for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and director of government affairs for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association.

CINCINNATI: Jane Garvey has been named VP of corporate communications for Convergys , which provides business, customer support, and human resources services. Garvey replaces Cheryl Campbell, who retired earlier this month. Garvey was previously VP of marketing communications at Convergys.

RALEIGH, NC: WiSpots has named Howard, Merrell & Partners as its AOR. The agency will focus on building brand awareness for WiSpots, which develops internet connectivity software and hardware.

SAN DIEGO: Formula, a national PR boutique, has been selected by A.G. Spanos California Tour to raise the golf tour's profile among national and regional golf, sports, and consumer media by launching a media relations and integrated promotions campaign.

DUARTE, CA: Brenda Maceo has joined City of Hope as SVP of communications. Formerly, Maceo served as associate VP at the University of Southern California (USC). She is the senior associate dean for Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles.

DALLAS: ViewCast Corp., a developer of video and audio communications products for dynamic content delivery, has named Michael A. Burns & Associates (MB&A) its AOR. MB&A will provide the company with investor and PR counseling, and related services.

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