Marian Salzman, previously the president of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, has been promoted to a new position, CEO of PR operations in North America. In this role, she will also manage the CSR work at the firm and build Euro RSCG Life in the U.K. Replacing Salzman is Lisa Rosenberg who was previously director of Porter Novelli’s global brand marketing practice and MD of the New York office. She’s also author of the Mommy Lens blog.
Stig Albinus has joined APCO Worldwide as head of the New York healthcare practice. He has a career spanning 30 years, previously spending 16 of them with Burson-Marsteller, holding a variety of executive positions including chair of the U.S. healthcare practice. He was also partner and director of integrated client solutions at Porter Novelli.
Melissa Musiker has also joined APCO as a VP in the Washington D.C. office. In this role, she will work with food and healthcare clients and in the food and consumer products practice. Musiker is the former director of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an organization serving the consumer packaged goods industry, and a practicing dietician. She has also worked as an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Audrey Lincoff has joined Publicis Consultants USA as SVP. Lincoff has a career spanning 20 years working with brands including Expedia and Starbucks. She also does pro bono work for the American Red Cross of King and Kitsap Counties and its efforts for Puget Sound.
MWW Group has added three staffers to its Digital Dialogue practice, including Ben Aronson as digital strategist. Aronson spent the last four years running his own firm, Tao Experience.
ABC News Digital has added Michelle Levias a publicist for digital platforms. She was previously media manager for Politico. The outlet has also added John Shehata as executive director of search and social media. He was previously handling SEO for Advance Internet. [via TVNewser]
Arieff Communications has joined Public Relations Boutiques International, a network of boutique firms. Arieff Communications is a consumer and lifestyle firm with offices in New York and San Francisco.