SEATTLE: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has made three new hires across various offices. Michelle Herman has joined as SVP in the firm's technology practice and GM of the San Francisco office. Herman has 18 years of experience internationally and most recently managed her own PR consultancy. Greg Chiemingo is now a Seattle-based VP for the firm and will work with the consumer campaigns for WE's Microsoft Windows account. Lev Janashvili is now VP of the global corporate communications practice based in New York. Janashvili will lead the financial communications discipline, serving as a senior strategic communications consultant. He was previously with The Ruder Finn Group.