Karen Wiessen has joined New York PR firm The Door, working in the music and entertainment group. Wiessen is the former publicist for Island Def Jam. Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston are among The Door’s clients. [via Hollywood Reporter]
Samantha Allen is stepping down from her role as MD of Ogilvy PR’s global consumer marketing group. Allen has been with the firm for nine years and told PRWeek that she’s looking for “a more entrepreneurial path.” She has worked with clients including Guinness and the London Olympic Games.
Syd Steinhardt has been named PR director for the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He was previously associate director of comms for Fordham University.
The Showtime network has chosen Trisha Cardoso as EVP of corporate communications. She will represent the company to the media and to parent company CBS and be responsible for PR issues including talent relations and corporate branding. She previously ran her own firm. [via Broadcasting & Cable]
Web consulting firm Pure Performance has launched Pure Performance Communications, a PR, marketing, tech consulting, and organizational training firm. Deirdre Breakenridge, author, former president of Mango! Marketing, and founder of PRStudChat will lead the firm. [via Holmes Report]
William Miller has joined Brunswick Group as a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. office starting October 24. He has worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the past dozen years serving as SVP of political affairs and federal relations and national political director, a CEO advisory role.