FORT LAUDERDALE: Porter Novelli has tapped Cristy Clavijo-Kish to lead the firm’s US Hispanic Market Practice. Clavijo-Kish, who has worked at PN’s Florida office since 1998, will lead a team of 15 pros devoted exclusively to Latin American and US clients targeting the Hispanic market. Among the practice’s clients are Procter & Gamble and Aprendiendo.com.
FORT LAUDERDALE: Porter Novelli has tapped Cristy Clavijo-Kish to
lead the firm’s US Hispanic Market Practice. Clavijo-Kish, who has
worked at PN’s Florida office since 1998, will lead a team of 15 pros
devoted exclusively to Latin American and US clients targeting the
Hispanic market. Among the practice’s clients are Procter & Gamble and
NEW YORK: The New York Times Company has promoted director of IR
Catherine Mathis to VP for corporate communications. She succeeds Nancy
Nielsen, who is joining Harvard University’s Center for the Study of
SAN FRANCISCO: Ogilvy has appointed Robert Mathias MD and head of the
firm’s San Francisco outpost. Mathias, who joined Ogilvy 12 years ago
and rose to SVP of the firm’s DC office, will report to Americas
president Marcia Silverman. Mathias has also served as executive
assistant to US Energy Secretary James Watkins and as deputy assistant
secretary at the Department of Energy.
SAN FRANCISCO: ThirdAge, an online community for Baby Boomers, has
tapped former Robinson Lerer & Montgomery VP Kelly Simpson Leahy as
director of corporate communications. The position is a new one for the
NEW YORK: EverAd, developer of the PlayJ music platform, has brought
Michael Berkowitz on board as director of corporate communications.
Berkowitz arrives from LA-based VC fund Technology & Internet
MIAMI: Structured Intelligence, a company formed from the unification of
nine Latin American IT companies, has tapped The Jeffrey Group for PR.
The company has more than 1,100 employees and boasted 1999 revenues of
dollars 90 million.
NEW YORK: Rare Medium Group, a firm that invests in next-generation
Internet companies, has snared Rebecca Lieb away from Siegelgale to
serve as director, corporate communications.
ARLINGTON, VA: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions has named Rob Flynn director
of communications. He joins from The Golf Channel, where he was managing
director of marketing and communications.
NORWALK, CT: Priceline.com has named William Pike to the newly created
position of VP, financial planning and analysis and IR. He was formerly
director of IR for Citigroup.
BALTIMORE: Wills & Associates, a full-service public affairs shop, has
upped VP of business development Bradford Wills to president and COO.
His father George founded the company in 1978, and the younger Wills has
worked there since 1993.
NEW YORK: Vibe/Spin Ventures, the publisher of music titles Vibe, Spin
and Blaze, has named Nikkena Cruz Crawford director of PR and promoted
Cara Donatto to PR manager for Blaze.