François Taschereau has joined Weber Shandwick as EVP, Canada and GM of the Montreal office. He will report to Greg Power, who joined as Canadian president in July.
Jennifer Archer has joined Waggener Edstrom as VP in the consumer area. She was most recently at GolinHarris, where she led the efforts for Nintendo of America.
MWW Group has added Kas Rigas as SVP in the consumer lifestyle marketing practice. She was previously SVP at DKC. While there she worked with clients including Discovery Channel and Tropicana.
DKC had a frenzy of promotions with 14 executive-level moves. Among those included were Ed Tagliaferri, Juliet Horn, and Krista Pilot to EVP and Katie Hart, Phil Crimaldi, and Victoria Martinez to SVP. The firm has 125 total staff members.
Glenn Bunting has been promoted to EVP and vice chairman of the firm’s management committee, a newly created position at Sitrick and Company. Bunting had been promoted last year to MD responsible for the Los Angeles, Miami, and Silicon Valley offices.
Maxine Winer has been named GM of Fleishman-Hillard’s Chicago office. She succeeds Cynthia Hardie, who recently retired from the position. Winer was recently deputy GM of Edelman in Chicago, where she also led the reputation management practice.
The Lippin Group has promoted Alexandra Lippin to SVP. She will continue to oversee entertainment events and fashion and lifestyle campaigns, and co-led the Brand2Hollywood division. “Yes, Alexandra is my daughter, but I am absolutely in awe at what she has accomplished professionally. She has skills, relationships and achieved results that, without any question merit this promotion,” Dick Lippin, chairman and chief executive of the firm said in a statement.