IN BRIEF

MINE HILL, NJ: Landice Treadmills, which has never mounted a concerted PR effort, has tapped Catan Communications for media relations. Catan has also been hired by Lugz, a producer of shoes and apparel, to promote its ’Decide and Conquer’ advertising campaign.

MINE HILL, NJ: Landice Treadmills, which has never mounted a concerted PR effort, has tapped Catan Communications for media relations. Catan has also been hired by Lugz, a producer of shoes and apparel, to promote its ’Decide and Conquer’ advertising campaign.

MINE HILL, NJ: Landice Treadmills, which has never mounted a

concerted PR effort, has tapped Catan Communications for media

relations. Catan has also been hired by Lugz, a producer of shoes and

apparel, to promote its ’Decide and Conquer’ advertising campaign.



WATERTOWN, MA: Ionics has named Francine Bernitz as VP, corporate

marketing and communications. Bernitz formerly served as director of

corporate marketing for the company, with responsibility for Ionics’

brand awareness and global corporate identity programs.



ROCHESTER HILLS, MI: PR veteran Brendy Barr has started her own firm,

Brendy Barr Communications. Barr had previously been a VP in Shandwick’s

Detroit office, where she worked on media programs and special

events.



MIDDLETOWN, RI: Cytation. com, a provider of Internet-based knowledge

and relationship management services, has retained Veritas

Communications Group for its corporate communications and IR

programs.



SAN FRANCISCO: Diamond of California, the world’s largest walnut

producer, has named Fineman Associates as its agency of record. The San

Francisco-based agency will conduct a national branding campaign to

generate consumer and industry awareness for Diamond.



CHICAGO: Porter Novelli has hired Julie Gilman as a managing supervisor

in its healthcare practice, where she will develop campaigns and new

product launches for Abbott International. Lorna Bennett joins the

practice as an SAE, while Patty Cochran comes on board as an assistant

AE.



LAS VEGAS: Hyatt has named Robert Purdy director of sales and marketing

for its Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort. Purdy has done PR for Hyatt

in a variety of roles over the last 14 years.



MINNEAPOLIS: Tunheim Santrizos has appointed Paul Kelash, who previously

managed external and client communications for Barclay’s Global

Investors, as account supervisor. The firm also promoted Monica Davis to

account supervisor and Janna Knutson to AE.



IRVINE, CA: Anywhere Technology, a provider of Internet communications

software, has named Shafer as its agency of record. The firm has been

charged with increasing brand recognition of Anywhere’s EverLink

software.



LOS ANGELES: The Pondel/Wilkinson Group, a corporate and investor

relations firm, has named Julie Crandall VP. Crandall was formerly

director of market services for the Nasdaq/Amex Market Group.



ATLANTA: The Headline Group has expanded its client roster to include

Castelberry/Snow Brands and Elite Racing’s Lady Foot Locker 5K Series

Run.



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