Jennifer Thompson has joined Edelman’s Chicago office as SVP of the crisis and issues practice. She’ll be working on crisis strategy and with multinational clients on reputation management plans and crisis response. Previously, she was MD in the international operations segment of Oshkosh Corporation, handling, among other things, government relations activities in Asia Pacific while she was based in Beijing.
Marina Morrison-Keiler has joined denim label Citizens for Humanity’s Goldsign brand as director of PR and marketing managing brand strategy, media relations, VIP services, and events. Previously she was West Coast director for Wetherly Fashion Group. [Via PRCouture]
David Vermillion has been appointed public affairs market leader and deputy public affairs practice head at Burson-Marsteller. Most recently, he was EVP and NY public affairs practice leader at Edelman. While at Edelman, he worked on a variety of issues with a variety of clients including Off-Track Betting in New York during its Chapter 9 restructuring.
Jonah Bloom, former Ad Age and PRWeek editor, has joined Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners as executive director of content strategy. This is a new position. Bloom will manage content for new and existing clients. [via Ad Age]
Entertainment software company THQ has hired Angela Emery as VP of corporate communications. She was previously with Disney Interactive Studios for eight years. As VP she was in charge of global comms for Disney’s interactive entertainment arm.
Justin Dickens has been hired as the associate PR and media relations director for the University of Michigan Wolverine football program. He spent the previous seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts managing media relations and the Colts website. [via MGoBlue]
Allyne Mills has joined Beckerman as SVP and GM, handling client relations, agency marketing, and business development. Prior to joining Beckerman, she was a VP at Taylor, working with clients including Mastercard, Diageo, and Allstate.