NEWS BRIEFS

BOSTON: Miller/Shandwick Technologies has promoted Helen Dragoon to the newly created position of senior counsel for industry analyst relations.

BOSTON: Miller/Shandwick Technologies has promoted Helen Dragoon to the newly created position of senior counsel for industry analyst relations.

BOSTON: Miller/Shandwick Technologies has promoted Helen Dragoon to

the newly created position of senior counsel for industry analyst

relations.



In her new role, Dragoon will lead the development and execution of

agency-wide account services in analyst relations and drive staff

development in analyst relations for Miller/Shandwick and its parent

Shandwick International.



NEW YORK: Chiara Coletti, former press secretary for Schools Chancellor

Rudy Crew, has become VP of communications and public affairs at the

College Board. She has been replaced by Karen Crowe, Crew’s deputy press

secretary.



The new deputy press secretary is Pam McDonnell, former director of

public affairs at Bellevue Hospital.



NEW YORK: New York Women in Communications will hold its October

Cocktails & Conversation event on Monday, October 4 at Steelcase

Worklife. Business coach Sue Yellin will be the featured speaker. For

more details, call (212) 297-2126.



PALO ALTO, CA: The Weber Group has added former Burson-Marsteller

account director Lauren Karp as SVP. Karp will oversee accounts for

Micron Electronics and Metricom, a new client win announced last week.

The company, a supplier of mobile data technology, previously handled

all PR in-house. The account is reportedly worth more than dollars

250,000 in annual fees.



CANTON, MA: Kryptonite Corp. has selected TechMarcom to launch its line

of anti-theft devices for notebook computers. The three-month contract

includes media and analyst relations and strategic planning. This is the

second contract account for the agency, which launched last month.



NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller has brought Albert Tortorella back into the

fold as managing director of its US corporate and financial

practice.



He spent 15 years at the agency before leaving five years ago for a top

communications post at UST.



KANSAS CITY, MO: Ink nabbed four new accounts: SmartAge.com, Miami

(Ohio) University’s graduate school of business, LoanWorks and Ugly

Duckling, a national used car retailer. Ink does only media relations,

hiring former journalists and paying them on a commission basis for

placements.



NEW YORK: Maloney & Fox has named Betty Woodward SVP and Sam Yanes

senior counsel. Woodward was most recently senior partner and deputy

director of PR at Brouillard Communications, while Yanes spent 15 years

as VP of corporate communications for Polaroid.



NEW YORK: The New York Road Runners Club has named Richard Finn as

director of PR. Finn will handle all publicity and media relations for

the club’s flagship event, the New York City Marathon, which is

scheduled to take place on November 7.



NEW YORK: Kratz & Jensen have added dollars 1 million in dot-com clients

over the last month, including deja.com, fortunoff.com and Etown.com.

Each client has vested K&J with agency-of-record status.



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