PR Moves:Hires and Appointments in Public Relations

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People Moves: January 9-13 new signings, hires and promotions from across the PR industry


Hill+Knowlton Strategies appointed Bill Coletti as executive vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles and Irvine offices. Coletti joined the Southern California leadership team to drive strategic business growth, create innovative communications programs and garner winning results for H+K clients.

Annie Longsworth has been named CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, North America. Previously, Longsworth has been President of the San Francisco office of integrated communications company Cohn & Wolfe. She also serves on the advisory board of Sustainable Life Media’s Sustainable Brands conference and teaches “Branding and Messaging Strategy” to the Executive MBA class in Sustainability Management at Presidio Graduate School.

Michael Frohlich has been appointed as Managing Director, EAME Consumer Marketing practice at Ogilvy Public Relations. He brings more than 17 years expertise in building effective and award-winning consumer marketing campaigns for his clients.

Doug Petkus has been appointed senior counselor for Ketchum’s issues and crisis management group. Petkus previous experience include senior counsel at Washington, DC-based public affairs firm Widmeyer Communications; and employment with Abbott and Schering-Plough and Hill+Knowlton PR.

Gary F. Grates has joined WCGC to further build its global presence and expand its capabilities and offerings to clients in change management, corporate positioning, corporate reputation, strategy development/planning, employee engagement, M&A and labor management.

Annie Howell has been promoted to executive vice president of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Crown Media Family Networks. In her new role, Howell will continue to oversee the full scope of the company’s corporate communications, media relations, social media, and program publicity operations, while also providing strategic guidance to Crown Media Family executives.Howell joined Crown Media Family Networks in October of 2010 as senior vice president of corporate communications and media relations.

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