NEWS BRIEFS

SALT LAKE CITY: Publicis Dialog has shifted principal and managing director Gail Crittenden Brown from its Indianapolis office to its outpost in Salt Lake City. She replaces Jeff Hasen, who is now president of the agency’s Seattle operations. A national search is being conducted to replace Brown, a 15-year industry veteran, in Indianapolis.

SALT LAKE CITY: Publicis Dialog has shifted principal and managing director Gail Crittenden Brown from its Indianapolis office to its outpost in Salt Lake City. She replaces Jeff Hasen, who is now president of the agency’s Seattle operations. A national search is being conducted to replace Brown, a 15-year industry veteran, in Indianapolis.

SALT LAKE CITY: Publicis Dialog has shifted principal and managing

director Gail Crittenden Brown from its Indianapolis office to its

outpost in Salt Lake City. She replaces Jeff Hasen, who is now president

of the agency’s Seattle operations. A national search is being conducted

to replace Brown, a 15-year industry veteran, in Indianapolis.





WASHINGTON, DC: The Baker-Widmeyer Group has tapped David Frank to lead

its new education practice. Frank, who most recently served as

communications director and public affairs chief at the Department of

Education, had previously been a speechwriter for Secretary of State

Warren Christopher (see related story, p5).





SAN FRANCISCO: Edelman has promoted Alison Wertheim to GM of the firm’s

San Francisco office, which has more than 50 employees and handles such

clients as Charles Schwab and Microsoft. Previously deputy GM and head

of the San Francisco corporate/financial practice, Wertheim takes over

for Western Region president Matthew Harrington.





NEW YORK: Teen People has named Denise Keegan director of brand

development and communications, a newly created post. She was previously

director of PR at Revlon. The magazine also named Amy Galleazzi senior

manager of public affairs.





NEWTON, MA: PRSA/Boston is holding a panel discussion on April 13 at the

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Waltham on how to hire, manage and

evaluate a PR agency. Speakers include Tom Nutile, director of corporate

communications for Cahners Business Information and Bob McWade,

president and co-founder of TheJelly. For more information, contact Paul

Wetzel at (617) 292-0470.





NEW YORK: Ernst & Young has named Ken Kerrigan associate director of its

PR department. Previously a managing director in Hill & Knowlton’s media

relations department, Kerrigan will head up PR efforts for the company’s

national tax practice.





CHICAGO: Ogilvy has named Brian Connolly and David Thomson SVPs of its

technology and corporate practices, respectively. Connolly was most

recently EVP and director of the branding practice at venture catalyst

firm Conicworks, while Thomson hails from insurance giant CNA. The

agency also named Kevin Petschow VP in its tech practice.





NEW YORK: The Marmara-Manhattan hotel has tapped Lou Hammond &

Associates for PR counsel. Opened in spring 1998, the hotel is owned and

operated by international hospitality company Marmara.





NEW YORK: The Hong Kong Tourist Association has tapped Spring O’Brien as

its PR agency of record. The agency beat out Hill & Knowlton and Diana

Orban Associates for the work, which includes media relations and

strategic counsel. Spring O’Brien is seeking an account supervisor to

help manage the account.



Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in