NEW YORK: Alexander Ogilvy’s NY office has hired Sandra O’Keefe as a senior account manager in its IR division and promoted Dana Andrews to senior account manager. O’Keefe joins from Ruder Finn, where she was an SAE who played an active role in new business development. Andrews has worked on accounts for NextCard and Ziff-Davis’ computershopper.com during her AO tenure.
NEW YORK: Alexander Ogilvy’s NY office has hired Sandra O’Keefe as
a senior account manager in its IR division and promoted Dana Andrews to
senior account manager. O’Keefe joins from Ruder Finn, where she was an
SAE who played an active role in new business development. Andrews has
worked on accounts for NextCard and Ziff-Davis’ computershopper.com
during her AO tenure.
WASHINGTON, DC: Bill Schulz is leaving his position as director of
public affairs at the US Department of Transportation to become VP for
corporate communications at Amtrak. His responsibilities will include
directing PR for the railroad’s new high-speed service between Boston
and Washington and promoting its business-to-business express package
NEW YORK: Business Wire has promoted EVP Cathy Baron Tamraz to the newly
established position of COO. Tamraz, who will continue to be based in
New York, will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and global
branding programs. She will also serve as a member of BW’s executive
committee and as one of the managing directors of the recently launched
LANSING, MI: Gary Naeyaert, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of
Transportation, has resigned to become director of government and PR for
the Michigan Road Builders Association, a trade and lobbying
NEW YORK: Clifford Public Relations has landed a pair of accounts worth
in excess of dollars 300,000. The new clients are BestSelections.com,
which offers upscale merchandise online, and Deltathree.com, a provider
of Internet telephony services.
SANTA CLARA, CA: National Semiconductor has promoted Hermann Stehlik to
VP of corporate marketing and communications. Formerly director of
marketing communications for National Semiconductor in Europe, Stehlik
replaces Steve Tobak, who left the company in September.
NEW YORK: The Publicity Club of New York’s next ’Meet the Media’
luncheon will feature reporters who cover the Internet. The event will
be held on Thursday, February 10 at noon at the Three West Club (3 West
Tickets are dollars 35 for PCNY members and dollars 50 for non-members.
Call (212) 978-PCNY for more information.
SAN FRANCISCO: Hill & Knowlton has hired Carla De Luca as MD in its San
Francisco office, David Phelps as MD in the Los Angeles advanced
technology practice and Bodine Williams as MD in the New York media
De Luca was previously a CNN producer. Phelps arrives at the firm from
the Software and Information Industry Association, while Williams has
worked as a journalist and at Burson-Marsteller.
NEW YORK: Edelman Public Relations Worldwide has named William McBride
EVP of its financial communications group. He will report to Hollis
Rafkin-Sax, GM of Edelman Financial.