RESTON, VA: Independent hi-tech agency Upstart has appointed former
Hill & Knowlton senior managing director Betsy Freeman as CEO. Prior to
joining H&K, Freeman was senior director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Upstart founder Mike Smith is becoming chairman and president. The six
person agency has billings of over dollars 1 million. Meanwhile, Chris
Corcoran has left UpStart to join Sterling Communications as VP and GM
of its San Jose, CA office.