CHICAGO: GolinHarris hired Linda Blakley as SVP of new business development. She will work out of the agency's headquarters in Chicago, reporting to vice chairman Ellen Ryan Mardiks. She replaces Laura Celesia, who left the agency.
Previously, Blakley was senior director of PR and brand reputation for Walmart where she led the development and implementation of product, services, and seasonal campaigns. Prior to joining Walmart, Blakley spent sixteen years at Sears, Roebuck & Co., where she held a number of positions.