NEW YORK: Former CBS Corp. PR chief Gil Schwartz is changing his title to reflect his new responsibilities at the company, now owned by Viacom. Schwartz, previously SVP of CBS Corp., becomes EVP communications for CBS Television. Reporting to CBS Television president and CEO Leslie Moonves, Schwartz will work closely with Viacom SVP of corporate relations Carl Folta.
NEW YORK: Former CBS Corp. PR chief Gil Schwartz is changing his
title to reflect his new responsibilities at the company, now owned by
Viacom. Schwartz, previously SVP of CBS Corp., becomes EVP
communications for CBS Television. Reporting to CBS Television president
and CEO Leslie Moonves, Schwartz will work closely with Viacom SVP of
corporate relations Carl Folta.
TORRANCE, CA: Havas Interactive has ramped up its executive leadership
with the addition of Andrea Sarkisian (VP of corporate communications),
Phil O’Neil (SVP of North American sales) and Matt Sadinsky (SVP of
NEW YORK: Ketchum has hired Ray Cuciniello away from PaineWebber to
serve as SVP/global human resources. At PaineWebber, Cuciniello played a
pivotal role in permanent, temporary and campus recruiting and served as
co-chair of the company-wide diversity recruitment task force. He
replaces Lori Kafafian, who left the agency to join former Ketchum exec
Bob Feldman at GCI Group last month.
FRAMINGHAM, MA: Staples has filled its top PR post with Cahners Business
Information (CBI) pro Tom Nutile. Nutile, who becomes VP of PR, will
oversee the company’s PR efforts from strategy to implementation. He was
formerly CBI’s director of corporate communications.
NEW YORK: Time Inc. has added Carolina Miranda as PR manager to help
with new titles Time Digital and Time for Kids. She joins from sister
Time Inc. title People En Espanol, which has replaced her with Ad
Council vet Rachel Cruz.
ST. LOUIS: The National Association of Investors, a 60,000-strong
non-profit group focusing on investor education, has tapped
Fleishman-Hillard’s African-American Marketing Group to handle PR in the
NEW YORK: Eighteen-year Time Warner veteran Tim Boggs, currently SVP of
global public policy, has announced plans to leave the company prior to
the completion of its merger with AOL. Boggs declined to accept the same
position in the post-merger company.
SANTA CLARA, CA: Terri Cook, president of McGrath Power Public
Relations, died June 23 due to complications stemming from a freak
accident involving a recreational vehicle. Cook, 50, is survived by her
husband and two teenage sons. McGrath Power partner and VP Jon Bloom
will assume the role of president.
CHICAGO: Hyatt International is searching for a PR manager in its
Chicago-based marketing communications department. Nicole Aguirre
recently became director of communications in the two-person department
that, in recent months, has seen one person retire and another
TROY, MI: DMB&B Public Relations has changed its name to MS&L/Detroit to
more accurately reflect its affiliation with Manning, Selvage & Lee.
The firm’s Detroit office is the third-largest outpost in the MS&L
NEW YORK: Model and actress Vendela has tapped New York’s Sarah Hall
Productions (SHP) as her official PR and press representative. Other SHP
celebrity clients include skateboarder Tony Hawk and fitness guru Brooke
NEW YORK: Music.com has inked Rogers & Cowan to a one-year deal and
hired Paul Scott as PR manager.