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LOS ANGELES: The National Black Public Relations Society will hold its first annual conference in Detroit on October 7-10. The event will be sponsored by auto giant DaimlerChrysler, among others.

LOS ANGELES: The National Black Public Relations Society will hold its first annual conference in Detroit on October 7-10. The event will be sponsored by auto giant DaimlerChrysler, among others.

LOS ANGELES: The National Black Public Relations Society will hold

its first annual conference in Detroit on October 7-10. The event will

be sponsored by auto giant DaimlerChrysler, among others.



PHOENIX: ON Semiconductor has chosen Brodeur Worldwide for its global PR

account. The dollars 1.5 billion semiconductor supplier split off from

Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector in May. The account will be

based in Phoenix and headed by VP Brian Chapman.



WESTPORT, CT: Allied Domecq Spirits has named John Shea as VP, corporate

communications. Shea joins the company on August 23 from United

Distillers and Vintners North America, where he was most recently

director of public relations. Shea will oversee PR activities for such

brands as Kahlua, Sauza tequila and Courvoisier.



WASHINGTON, DC: Ruberry Communications and sponsor US Newswire have

announced that the second annual Meet the Health & Medical Media

Workshop will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on

October 14. The media panel will include editors and correspondents from

The Wall Street Journal, CNN and USA Today.



ATLANTA: Kathy Doherty has left Care, a global relief agency, to join

the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as VP, marketing and communications.

Doherty will serve as the organization’s primary media contact. She

formerly served as a VP in Ketchum’s Atlanta office.



WASHINGTON, DC: The Natural Gas Supply Association has named Laurie

Cramer as its director of communications. Cramer was previously a senior

VP at The Hawthorn Group, an Alexandria, VA-based public affairs firm.



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