10 staff moves that made the news

1 Tony Snow resigns
The Fox radio/TV pundit turned White House press secretary left the post in September. Despite battles with colon cancer, Snow cited money as the reason.

2 Bartlett joins Public Strategies
Former White House counselor Dan Bartlett became a senior strategist for the Texas-based Public Strategies.

3 Blackstone hires PR help
The historically reticent private equity firm The Blackstone Group tapped former Goldman Sachs PR executive Peter Rose to serve as its MD of public affairs. The company certainly had a need for PR help after its $4.7 billion IPO spurred lawmakers to talk about raising taxes on the private equity industry.

4 Motorola chief steps down
Even though CEO Edward Zander was able to come out on top in a battle with Carl Icahn, he couldn't fulfill his promise to shareholders to provide a better follow-up to the megasuccessful Razr. In turn, he resigned his post.

5 Lark goes to Dell
Former CMO of LogLogic, Andy Lark decamped for Dell, taking the role of VP of global marketing and communications. He has already been part of Dell's recent landmark move to create a standalone agency within WPP that will handle all marcomms efforts for the company.

6 Tenderich leaves Bite
Burghardt Tenderich left his GM position at Bite Communications after spending three years at the agency. His LinkedIn page says he's "taking a break from [his] full-time professional life to focus on what's important to [him]," which definitely leaves the door open for a plethora of possibilities.

7 Wadler joins MWW
Ame Wadler left her chief strategic officer and global healthcare lead post at Burson-Marsteller to become EVP, chief management officer and global healthcare lead at MWW Group.

8 Feldman leaves DreamWorks
Bob Feldman exited his post at the animation company to start Feldman & Partners, a management consulting firm. It counts among its clients Moody's, The Home Depot, and DreamWorks.

9 Wexler goes to Ogilvy
Nu Wexler traded in his chief spokesman post at Wal-Mart Watch for a spot in the public affairs practice group of Ogilvy PR's DC office.

10 Hughes leaves DC
President Bush's under secretary of state, Karen Hughes, announced her resignation, effective mid-December. While she's credited with making changes within the State Department, many say her impact on improving the US' image in the Muslim world has been minimal.

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