Darlàn Monterisi has joined Porter Novelli as EVP, handling the global HP account as client relations leader. She was previously global PR director for Rockstar Games working with games like Grand Theft Auto IV.
Gregory Shepherd has been appointed dean of the University of Miami School of Communication, effective July 1. He joins from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, where he was dean from 2006 and a member of the faculty since 2001.
Ogilvy PR has two new execs: Ann Hemingway joins as SVP of the New York healthcare team and Bob Blount has been named SVP of the 360° Digital Influence group, also with a healthcare focus. Hemingway was previously EVP and director of account management excellence at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR. Blount was formerly director of social analytics and insights at WCG.
Hill & Knowlton has selected Ian W. Bailey as the GM of the firm’s global HQ office in New York, reporting to U.S. president and CEO Dan Bartlett. Previously, Bailey was managing partner and co-founder of Capital C Partners, a consultancy focused on C-level clients. The NY GM position had been vacant for a few years.
Lindsay Hutter has also been named to a new role: global head of H&K’s change and internal communications (C&IC). Lindsay will build out an integrated C&IC and lead the internal comms function. She will continue in her previous role, U.S. practice leader for C&IC.
Makovsky & Company has two new digital practice hires. Reginald Christian will serve as VP, digital creative director with duties including social media policy development and creating digital management platforms for clients. He has 20 years of experience and has worked with Time Warner Cable, McCann, and other companies. Daniel Scholz will serve as director of digital media handling website development, social media integration, and other areas. He has 10 years of experience working with brands like Guardian Life Insurance Co. and The Actors Fund.
Silver Spring, MD.-based social marketing and comms firm The Media Company has been renamed TMNcorp. The firm specializes in healthcare, public safety, Hispanic marketing, and other areas. The renaming is part of a rebranding that includes a new logo (above) and a new service structure.