NEWS BRIEFS

CHICAGO: Al Golin, chairman of Golin Harris, is this year's winner of the Arthur W. Page Society's Hall of Fame Award. Golin will be inducted as the 20th member of the Hall of Fame during the society's annual conference today in Chantilly, VA. BEVERLY HILLS, CA: Mike Windsor, most recently CEO of OgilvyInteractive Worldwide, has joined Creative Artists Agency to head its marketing department, where he will represent such clients as The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, and Motorola. NEW YORK: PR veteran Louise Pollock, former chairman of independent food PR agency AronowPollock Communications, has opened Pollock Communications. The new agency will capitalize on Pollock's extensive experience in nutrition, functional foods, and healthy lifestyle communications. NEW YORK and MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ: Honeywell, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Peppercom will team up to conduct a national awareness and education campaign aimed at child-abduction prevention. Called Got 2B Safe!, the program will be driven by public and community relations efforts, and will reach out to multiple towns and cities nationwide. SAN FRANCISCO: Dennis Palmieri has joined the Hispanic Scholarship Fund as the nonprofit organization's senior communications officer. Palmieri will oversee media relations, messaging, collateral development, and other communications needs for the fund, which supports Hispanic higher education. Palmieri was previously the public information officer for Amnesty International's Western US region. ANN ARBOR, MI: The University of Michigan Business School's Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies appointed FitzGerald Communications as its agency of record. FitzGerald will focus on positioning, media relations, thought leadership programs, and speaking opportunities. ALISO VIEJO, CA: Silicon Valley-based PR firm FutureWorks is opening a Southern California office by merging with Marc Daniels & Associates. Daniel McKean, who founded Marc Daniels & Associates, will run the Southern California office as managing partner. SANTA ANA, CA: DGWB Advertising and Communications has been selected to provide PR services for Children's Hospital of Orange County. The firm has been AOR for the hospital's advertising and marketing for five years. CHARLOTTE, NC: David Coburn has joined Luquire George Andrews as VP of PR. Before LGA, Coburn served as a senior PR counselor for Price McNabb. Jennifer Hillings Epstein has been hired as a senior PR counsel. Previously, she worked as a senior communications specialist for Duke Energy. WHITE PLAINS, NY: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has appointed Alisa Rosenberg as VP of IR. Rosenberg has been with Starwood for six years and most recently served as the company's director of risk management in Phoenix. DUBLIN, CA: MicroDental Laboratories has selected Atomic PR as its new agency. Atomic will focus on communications to the dental industry and consumer market, including positioning, messaging, brand development, website creation, video production, and PR strategy. MicroDental develops cosmetic dental products. SEATTLE: PR and advertising agency KNCB Dave has changed its name to Dave Syferd & Associates, as the old name was confusing and hard to remember, said agency president Dave Syferd. NEW YORK: 5W Public Relations has been named AOR for the seventh annual The Source Awards and Source Awards weekend, produced by The Source. NEW YORK: Child's Play Communications, which specializes in PR/marketing communications for products and services targeted toward kids, tweens, teens and moms, has recently signed Toy State, Screenlife, EyeTimer, and Joester-Loria, a full-service licensing and marketing agency. LOS ANGELES: Sally Jewett and Stacie Hunt, co-founders of On The Scene Productions, have announced the creation of a new executive management team comprised of four senior level executives who will direct, administer, and oversee the daily operations of the firm's four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta. This new team will consist of Ken Fry, president of sales; Maya Burghardt, SVP and general manager, Los Angeles; Jim Bowling, SVP and creative director, Los Angeles; and, Michael Farr, SVP and general manager, New York,
HIGH POINT, NC: Trone Public Relations has been selected for ongoing work with four new clients. Two clients -- Novartis Animal Health and Healthex children's apparel -- will be integrated accounts with Trone, an advertising agency that is part of the Trone holding company. The other two clients -- CNL and Triad International Maintenance Company (TIMCO) -- have engaged the agency for internal and external communications.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Digicel, the leading mobile service provider in the Caribbean, has selected Cohn & Wolfe as its agency of record. Cohn & Wolfe will focus on corporate branding and increasing awareness of the company in the wireless industry. RICHARDSON, TX: In a partnership designed to improve the visibility of the Metroplex Technology Business Council and Richardson Chamber of Commerce both locally and nationally, the two organizations have named Dux Public Relations their official PR-media consultant.
SAUSALITO, CA: Patsy Barich has been named director of media relations at Context Marketing, a national PR and reputation management firm. She joins Context from DuDell & Associates.
ST.LOUIS: The Standing Partnership, an independent PR firm, is launching several new projects for companies, including: UniGroup, Harrah's Casino, Signature Health Services and Blanton Construction.
SAN FRANCISCO: Torme Lauricella has added two new clients to its roster- hand-blown glass company Strini Art Glass, and jewelry company Pearls Krisana.

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