1 Lake departs Burson
A former chairman of public affairs at the firm, James Lake left Burson-Marsteller to become a partner and president at Gibraltar Associates in Washington.
2 Susman shifts to Pfizer
Once the EVP for global communications at The Estée Lauder Companies, Sally Susman was named SVP and chief communications officer for the drugmaker.
3 Donovan leaves HP
HP's former director of corporate media relations, Ryan Donovan left to handle internal and external communications for SanDisk.
4 Hunt steps down from Cohn & Wolfe
Only a few months after Cohn & Wolfe and GCI Group announced their merger, Jeff Hunt said he would step down as president, but would continue to advise clients.
5 McGinnis joins Enfatico
Kelly McGinnis exited from partner and GM positions at Fleishman-Hillard to join WPP's Dell-inspired Da Vinci project – now called Enfatico – as the global head of PR.
6 Harrington rises to the top at Edelman
After 18 years with the firm, Matthew Harrington was named president and CEO for Edelman US.
7 Mattia retires from Coca-Cola
Tom Mattia, SVP of worldwide public affairs and communications, said he would retire from the soft-drink company in early '09.
8 Gibbs gets White House press secretary gig
Lauded as the mind behind Obama's campaign communications, Robert Gibbs was named White House press secretary.
9 Flaherty moves up at Ketchum
Rob Flaherty was named president of Ketchum, filling a position that was empty since 2000.
10 Schrage trades in Google
Elliot Schrage left his VP of global communications and public affairs position at Google to become Facebook's VP of communications and public policy.