Kym White has joined Edelman as global vice chair of the firm’s health practice starting May 31. She will work in the Chicago and New York offices reporting to Matthew Harrington, U.S. president and CEO, and Nancy Turett, global president of the health division. White will begin by focusing on clients with a U.S. HQ.
According to the statement announcing White’s appointment, the health practice accounts for 20 percent of Edelman’s global revenue. Clients include the American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, AstraZeneca, and Humana. White was previously VP of corp comms at Baxter International and spent 16 years with Ogilvy PR Worldwide.
MWW Group has a new SVP. Dick Wolfe joins the firm’s public affairs practice in New Jersey, where he will work with existing clients as well as business development initiatives. He was previously a VP and senior adviser at Gibbs & Soell Public Relations.
Eric Wein has joined Bender/Helper Impact as executive director of the interactive entertainment and consumer technology division. He’s leading a team of 15 staffers handling accounts including Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, and Zoo Entertainment. Work will include corporate communications and technology services. Wein was previously senior manager of global PR at Disney Interactive Studios.
Synergistic Marketing, which specializes in insert programs, has hired John Boland as EVP of sales, marketing, and publisher relations starting May 3. Boland will lead digital, mobile, and integrated efforts while managing the company’s primary business. Boland was previously associate publisher of sales and marketing at Food Network Magazine.
PRWeek reports that OfficeMax’s SVP of marketing and advertising has left the company. He will still do some consulting for the company. No word on a replacement.