Roll Call: Former Obama Ad Director Joins H&K, and more

H&K's Bleeker

Even more change at Hill & Knowlton to announce – Andrew Bleeker has joined the firm as global digital practice director. He will report to Jack Martin, H&K chairman and CEO. The previous director, Julie Atherton, is now Martin’s global senior adviser on integrated communications.

Bleeker was the founder and principal at Bully Pulpit Interactive and served as director of Internet advertising for Obama for America during the President’s 2008 campaign. He was responsible for all of the online advertising for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Dewey Square Group has named Karen Breslau principal in the communications practice in California. She was recently the director of executive comms for the office of the president of the University of California. She has also served at Newsweek‘s San Francisco bureau chief.

MEC North America has appointed Carol Lansen as managing partner, account director, a newly created position. She was previously a principal at Columbia Lake Inc, a consulting firm.

Chartese Burnett has joined Maroon PR as director of nonprofit PR. Previously, Burnett was the VP of comms and community relations for the Washington Nationals. Among the firm’s clients are the Jane Goodall Institute and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).

St. Paul, MN-based Goff & Howard has changed its name to Goff Public. The firm has been in business for more than 45 years.