Hill & Knowlton’s CMO Tony Burgess-Webb has announced his plans to retire in February. Burgess-Webb joined the firm in 1985 and led the firm into the digital space in the 1990s. A spokesperson for the firm says a regional structure established by Burgess-Webb will take on his responsibilities.
Powell Tate EVP Howard Opinsky is joining JPMorgan Chase & Co. as MD of corporate communications, eMoneyDaily.com reports. In his new position, Opinsky will report to Joe Evangelisti, MD and head of global media relations.
Corey Kalbfleisch has been promoted to Waggener Edstrom’s CFO. Kalbfleisch joined the firm in 2009 as VP of financial planning and analysis.
Business Wire’s Dick Bromley has been promoted to group VP of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He joined BW in 2001 and has served as European VP since 2008. Also in BW news, Kasey Ochs has been named global VP of operations; Philip Gude has joined to company as regional VP for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest; and Kim Deonanan has been named the company’s regional manager for Northern Europe.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has tapped Courtney Ott to head its PR and marketing team, Thompson on Hollywood reports. She was recently VP of PR for IFC Entertainment.