Peter Matheson Gay has joined Weber Shandwick as creative director of the firm’s North American healthcare practice and healthcare national practice leader for Canada. Matheson Gay is heading back to Canada from New York where he was a new business leader at Cohn & Wolfe, working with healthcare clients. He has previous experience up north with Hill & Knowlton, PraxisPR, and Veritas Communications.
Meredith Webster is joining Bloomberg LP as director of comms and public affairs. She’ll report to chief comms officer Rick Powell and oversee the expansion of the team’s efforts in New York, D.C., and abroad. Webster is joining from the Obama White House, where she has served as the senior advisor to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and to interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse and is currently the deputy director of government reform for competitiveness and innovation in the Office of Management & Budget.
Mike Bruhn has joined Ruder Finn to serve as head of the firm’s arts and culture group in Asia. He’ll be based in Shanghai, working with museums, auction houses, cultural ministries, and other arts organizations. Bruhn has 25 years of arts experience in the region, recently serving as an adviser to Shang Xia, a new home goods brand that Hermes has invested in, and Guardian Auction Company, a Chinese fine art auction house.
Comcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation, has hired Tina Warner as head of communications based in the San Francisco office. Previously, she was the VP of comms for Chegg, a social education platform. She’s also worked with Waggener Edstrom, Publicis, Microsoft, and other companies.
Carmichael Lynch Spong has added four new staff members, including Keith Negrinwho rejoins the firm as a senior counselor in the firm’s home industry group working with clients such as Sherwin-Williams. Negrin previously worked for the firm between 2004 and 2007 and was most recently director of client strategy at Maccabee Group.
Talia Bailey has joined Cosmopolitan magazine as integrated marketing manager. She was previously a senior account exec at Coburn Communications.