Hill & Knowlton has a new Northwestern GM with the appointment of Christiaan Brown. He comes from Porter Novelli where he managed the HP consumer, SMB and enterprise product launches. He has 12 years of experience working with Northwestern brands. Brown will report to Dan Bartlett, U.S. president and CEO of the firm.
Roy Perez, president and CEO of RMP Strategies in Sacramento has been elected chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. He’s been vice chairman since 2007 and will serve a two-year term in the new position. The Chamber represents 700,000 businesses owned by Latinos in the state. [via Sacramento Bee]
Matt Dianella is joining Creative Artists Agency, the entertainment and sports agency, effective August 23. He’ll be promoting the firm, its partners, and events. Dianella joins from Hill & Knowlton where he’s spent the past four years working with clients including Adidas, Chelsea Football Club, and Dos Equis.
Cramer-Krasselt, a marketing and communications agency, has named Dan Verakis SVP and director of PR for the firm’s Chicago office. With 17 years of experience, he will lead the agency’s PR arm, reporting to EVP, COO, and Chicago GM, Karen Seamen.
Delano Lewis, former CEO of NPR and the former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, has joined APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups as a senior counselor. APCO has made a number of additions to its groups and its executive staff over recent months.