NEWS BRIEFS

SAN ANTONIO: Guerra DeBerry & Co. has hired longtime PR consultant and writer Margaret Brown as its director of media relations. Brown has worked extensively with the agency in the past, contributing to such projects as San Antonio’s downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Her past PR experience includes assignments for the US Olympic Committee, the American Payroll Association and the US Modern Pentathlon Association.

SAN ANTONIO: Guerra DeBerry & Co. has hired longtime PR consultant and writer Margaret Brown as its director of media relations. Brown has worked extensively with the agency in the past, contributing to such projects as San Antonio’s downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Her past PR experience includes assignments for the US Olympic Committee, the American Payroll Association and the US Modern Pentathlon Association.

SAN ANTONIO: Guerra DeBerry & Co. has hired longtime PR consultant

and writer Margaret Brown as its director of media relations. Brown has

worked extensively with the agency in the past, contributing to such

projects as San Antonio’s downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.

Her past PR experience includes assignments for the US Olympic

Committee, the American Payroll Association and the US Modern Pentathlon

Association.



LOUISVILLE: The Institute for Crisis Management has promoted Larry Smith

to the post of president and COO. Smith has served as an ICM senior

consultant for over four years. Previously, he worked as press secretary

to former Senator Dan Quayle and as director of communications for

Kentucky’s Jefferson County.



BOSTON: The Miller Consulting Group has increased its senior management

team to five with the addition of Alys Renders, who joins the firm as

VP. She brings with her a wealth of agency and corporate communications

experience, having managed global programs for Compaq, Vanstar and

WebThreads. Prior to joining MCG, she was the director of corporate

communications for the International Data Group, an IT media and

research company.



DENVER: The College Bound Student Alliance, which helps high school

students find financial aid, has taken on the Capital Research Group for

financial PR. CRG will feature College Bound on its web site,

www.thesubway.com.



The company’s track record of building investor awareness for public

companies led to its selection.



WALTHAM, MA: Lexra, a developer of microprocessor and DSP cores for

embedded applications, has named Kathleen Leavitt as VP of corporate

marketing.



Leavitt will be responsible for all of Lexra’s marketing activity,

including corporate communications, IR and product marketing. She

previously served as marketing director for Virtual Chips.



SOUTH PORTLAND, ME: Fairchild Semiconductor has named Peter Groth as

director of IR. He will serve as the company’s point of contact for the

financial community on investor issues. For the past seven years, Groth

has been strategic marketing director for the company’s Logic business

group.



LAS VEGAS: The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has named Chuck Bowling SVP of

sales and marketing. He was previously VP of sales and marketing, and

will oversee PR, advertising, promotions, database and direct

marketing.



DALLAS: Former Ketchum VP Greg Artkop has been hired by Golin/Harris to

manage its large Texas Instruments account and run the agency’s Dallas

and Houston offices, opened last year after the firm won the TI

business. While the offices serve several other clients, most of its

attention is focused on TI. Artkop, who previously worked for

Publicis/Bloom PR and E. Bruce Harrison Co./Southwest, will answer to

central region manager Keith Burton in Chicago.



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