Jim Lukaszewski has moved The Lukaszewski Group from New York to Minnesota to join Risdall McKinney Public Relations as the crisis communications and comms management and consulting division of the firm. Lukaszewski will be president of the division.
Mexican chain Qdoba Mexican Grill has promoted Karen Guido to CMO and David Craven to division VP of marketing. Guido has been with the company since 1998. Craven joined in 2005.
ISYS Technologies, an IP management company, has named David Politis its first CMO. Politis was previously head of Politis Communications, a PR and IR firm.
Business Wire has expanded its operations by opening a sales office in Sydney to serve the Australia and New Zealand markets. Kevin Chiew was named business development director in Sydney in 2004. He will lead the new office.
Francis Moran has launched Francis Moran & Associates, which will focus on B-to-B tech ventures. Moran will continue as founder and managing partner of his first firm, inMedia Public Relations.
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