Porter Novelli announced that Angie Schneider, partner and managing director of the agency’s Seattle office, has taken on the role of president of the agency’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Based in the agency’s Singapore office, she is responsible for talent development, client service and network collaboration, as well as overall growth and profitability of Porter Novelli’s presence in the region. Schneider is replacing John Orme, senior partner, who will return to the U.K. later this year after seven years in Asia. He will continue to play a critical role as a senior counselor to top multimarket clients across the Porter Novelli network. Meanwhile, Cory Curtis has taken on Schneider’s previous role as managing director of the agency’s Seattle office, where he is now responsible for talent development, new business and operations in the Seattle office. (Release)
Ketchum has named Dr. Christopher Handler senior vice president and director of the firm’s Social Marketing Practice. In his new role, Handler will be responsible for leading communications programs for federal government agencies and nonprofit associations. Handler first joined Ketchum in 2006, and he most recently served as senior vice president of the Social Marketing Practice. He replaces Christine Shreeve, who left Ketchum in February to join the Food and Drug Administration as director of the Office of Communications for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (Release)
Edelman hired Carol Potter, former CEO of ad agency BBDO’s China operations, as vice chairman of its Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa operations. The announcement extends Edelman’s recent attempts to hire outside the PR industry — and of its own recently went into advertising. (The Holmes Report)
Jamie Bill has been named executive director of Condé Nast Global Development, a newly-created post. Bill serves on the board of directors of Condé Nast Britain and has been publishing director of British GQ and GQ Style since 2004. Previously, Bill was publisher of Condé Nast Traveler. He will be based in London, and his new responsibilities will include generating new business across borders, platforms and categories, and coming up with creative opportunities and bespoke solutions. The company told WWD that his successor at GQ would be named shortly. (WWD.Com)
David Honig, formerly senior director at Salesforce, joined “employee advocacy solutions” software provider Dynamic Signal as VP of corporate sponsorships. Prior to Salesforce’s acquisition of Buddy Media, Honig served as VP of business development and global agency relations at the latter company. He also founded Media6degrees, now known as Dstillery. (Release)
20th Century Fox Television Distribution named Victoria Marcroft as VP of marketing, promotion and publicity for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Marcroft, who was formerly executive director, will be “implementing series launches and marketing campaigns across multiple platforms” from the company’s London office.