News From Hawkins, Fenton, Weber Shandwick, APCO, and WE Communications

Hawkins Hires Kristen Boehm for Digital Practice

Hawkins International PR

Hawkins International PR nabbed Kristin Boehm from DKC as their digital director. Boehm brings a resume that includes a stint as online editor at the New York Post and People.com’s editor-in-chief. In additional to Boehm, the firm put Andrea Capodilupo in as their first specialist in corporate communications at the end of 2016. She’s directing corporate thought leadership and picking up more media exposure for clients and brands represented by the agency.

Ben Wyskida Becomes CEO at Fenton

Michael Huttner has been acting CEO and with the change of bringing Ben Wyskida in as CEO, Huttner is now political director and following outside interests in Colorado. Wyskida plans on expanding their digital efforts to increase clients’ audiences. Fenton specializes in working with advocacy and nonprofit organizations including the American Cancer Society, Children’s AID, and the ACLU.

Annick Boyen Leaves Weber Shandwick (Benelux)

Weber Shandwick says goodbye to Annick Boyen who has been the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) CEO to work at Unilever as a VP for communications and business development in Europe. Her employment at Weber Shandwick spans 22 years, where she started as a trainee. She was in the Benelux CEO spot since 2014. Her position with WS will now be filled by Monica Vicente Cristina and Nora Lawton in Brussels as well as Hafida Abahai out of the Hague.

Jen Young Joins Healthcare Team at APCO Worldwide

Jen Young was hired recently as a senior director at APCO’s in their DC office fin their global healthcare division. She left a post at Edelman as EVP and director of operations in the top independent agency’s healthcare group. In her new post, she’ll work with healthcare, consumer health, and pharmaceutical global clients. She’s also worked at FleishmanHillard and Hill+Knowlton. In addition to her PR agency experience, she served as manager for policy and state government affairs at PhRMA.

WE Communications Becomes PR AOR for Lenovo in APAC

Lenovo wants to transition from simply being a PC maker to becoming the customer-centric premier brand of choice throughout the Central Asia Pacific area. To that end, they’ve hired WE Communications as their PR representatives in such markets as Singapore and Hong Kong with the charge toward strategic communications and building PR across four regional teams in Asia Pacific. Lenovo had been represented in Hong Kong by Y&R (a Cohn & Wolfe affiliate) and Text 100 in Singapore.

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