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WASHINGTON: Bill Cullo has joined Qorvis as an MD in charge of the agency's new iQ research and consulting arm. He was previously an SVP at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates.

WASHINGTON: Bill Cullo has joined Qorvis as an MD in charge of the agency's new iQ research and consulting arm. He was previously an SVP at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates.

NEW YORK: Business Wire has increased its number of RSS feeds from five to 18 different industries and added a personalized RSS feed capability for its Press Pass media registrants. RSS feeds are also now available for Multimedia and Hot Topic news.

NEW YORK: Global Lead Management Consulting, a Cincinnati-based firm that provides diversity training, products, and services to Fortune 500 companies around the world, has tapped Padilla Speer Beardsley for marketing communications.

PORTSMOUTH, NH: Wheelabrator Technologies, a waste-to-energy producing company, has tapped Calypso Communications to provide strategic communications and PR services.

PRINCETON, NJ: Princeton Partners, an integrated brand marketing agency, has acquired five new clients: Saint Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center; North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System; Holy Cross Cancer Institute; Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

ATLANTA: The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Spelman College has retained Duffey Communications to promote its second annual Women of Color Leadership Conference 2005.

ATLANTA: Christina Smedley has rejoined Edelman as SVP/creative director, Eastern region, a new post. She served as business group director in the company's London office from 1994-1999, and left to become international communications director at Amazon.com.

DENVER: Rocky Mountain Clothing Company has named Linhart McClain Finlon Public Relations its AOR.

NEW YORK: Freedom to Marry, the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide, has appointed consultant Samiya Bashir as its communications director. Previously, Bashir served as communications director for The Balm in Gilead, an international HIV/AIDS group.

DENVER: Stefanie Jones Public Relations, a Denver-based PR services company, has been chosen as the AOR for Alpine Access, an outsourcer of call-center services using home-based customer service agents.

LAS VEGAS: Clark Dumont has been named VP of communications and public affairs for the Nevada Cancer Institute. Dumont joins from WellPoint, where he was director of regional corporate communications for the company's Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield operating unit.

CORRECTIONS: A February 21 story on Tibco Software selecting a new firm shouldn't have suggested that former incumbent Edelman promised senior-level service. In addition, a February 21 story on Monica Marshall leading Ketchum's Department of Education contract mistakenly asserted she now works for the UN Oil-for-Food Program. She actually works for the World Food Programme, a humanitarian food aid agency dedicated to feeding hungry people throughout the world. We regret the errors.

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