SAN FRANCISCO: Golin/Harris has hired former Arthur Andersen media relations director David Gaier as a VP in the firm’s tech-centric San Francisco office. Gaier arrives from Western Pacific Data Systems, where he served as director of marketing and media relations. At Golin, he will provide counsel and branding support for several tech clients, including Quantum, InFocus and Hewlett-Packard.
SAN FRANCISCO: Golin/Harris has hired former Arthur Andersen media
relations director David Gaier as a VP in the firm’s tech-centric San
Francisco office. Gaier arrives from Western Pacific Data Systems, where
he served as director of marketing and media relations. At Golin, he
will provide counsel and branding support for several tech clients,
including Quantum, InFocus and Hewlett-Packard.
BLOOMINGTON, MN: The Scotts Company, the world’s leading supplier of
do-it-yourself lawn and garden care products, has tapped Shandwick for
PR, brand defense and community relations.
DALLAS: eFANshop.com has lured Chris Anderson away from the world of
academia to serve as director of PR. Anderson, currently a visiting
professor of corporate communications at Southern Methodist University,
will leave the school at the end of the spring term. Previously, he was
marketing communications manager at Footaction USA and worked at Sunwest
SOUTHFIELD, MI.: Lear Corp, one of the world’s largest automotive
suppliers with 1999 sales of dollars 12.4 billion, has hired Andrea
Puchalsky as director of corporate communications, Karen Stewart-Spica
as director of technology communications, and Malene Pickles as manager
of European PR.
SILVER SPRING, MD: The National Cancer Institute’s office of cancer
communications has awarded a one-year, dollars 1.2 million support
contract to Prospect Associates. The assignment will include PR counsel
and the development of an interactive Web-based training program.
NEW YORK: Michael Marinello, a former press secretary for Sen. Bob
Kerrey, has joined Principal Healthcare, a division of GCI Group, as
PALO ALTO, CA: After three years with Stoorza Ziegaus & Metzger and the
agency’s political arm, Campaign Strategies, Geoff Patnoe has moved to
the Weber Group’s Palo Alto office as a SAE. Patnoe was formerly a press
aide to CA governor Pete Wilson.
FOSTER CITY, CA: Hoping to cash in on the growing European market for
hi-tech PR, Wilson McHenry Company has opened a satellite office in
The new UK branch will be headed by senior account manager Sylvia
NEW YORK: Jacqueline Edwards, president of Business Pipeline, will be
the featured speaker at the New York Women in Communications’ April
’Cocktails & Conversations’ event. It will be held April 3 at 6 p.m. at
the Manhattan Penthouse. For more information, call (212) 297-2126.
LOS ANGELES: Locked-On Communications, a European mobile satellite
company, has teamed with National Satellite to launch a fleet of digital
multi-stream satellite trucks. Dean Hovell has left his post as senior
operations producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings to
serve as president of the new entity.