Qorvis has added four new partners. Greg Lagana was previously SVP for comms and marketing at DynCorp International. He also worked for the George W. Bush administration as a staff member to the Coalition Information Center and director of the Office of Global Communications. John Reid is the former comms director for Sen. George Allen (R-VA). Sam Dealey was most recently the editor of The Washington Times. And Dr. Ron Faucheux is president of Clarus Research Group and a former Louisiana state legislator. The firm recently announced three departures: Don Goldberg, Michael Quint, and Jason Siegel.
Jo-Anne Chase has joined Bolt Public Relations as VP of the eastern region. The Orange County, CA-based firm has just opened a Raleigh, NC office. Chase was previously senior PR executive at French/West/Vaughan.
Sad news: Nancy Carr, senior VP of corporate communications at Hallmark Channels, died on Friday at the age of 50 following a long illness, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In her role, she was responsible for special events, government outreach, strategic development, and all other corp comms activities.
Randy Krotz has joined Hill & Knowlton as senior counselor, leading existing accounts and driving new business for the Midwest region. He was previously SVP and director of marketing for v-Fluence Interactive working on digital efforts for biotech and pharma companies.
Lisa Zlotnick has joined Lippe Taylor as VP of media. Previously, she was broadcast director at M Booth & Associates. (She also hosted our recent webcast “How to Pitch Your Client to Morning TV Shows.”)
MWW Group has added four to its Dialogue Digital practice area, including Ari Greenberg, who serve as senior digital strategist.
Jeannine Sherman has joined Visit Milwaukee as director of PR. She was previously the PR manager. She’s assuming the role vacated by Dave Fantle, who left to work for the new state tourism secretary Stephanie Klett, reports The Business Journal.
Online media monitoring and analysis company Crimson Hexagon has a new president and CEO. Patricia Gottesman joined the company’s board in December and recently served as a tech and media consultant. She also spent 28 years with Cablevision Systems Corporation.