Roll Call: APCO Worldwide, Weber Shandwick and KARV Communications

Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum senior client director and Midwest regional director, joined APCO Worldwide as the firm’s new managing director for its Chicago office. Adams joins APCO with nearly 20 years of agency experience. Prior to her roles with Ketchum, she served as MWW group midwest general manager and Hill & Knowlton regional labor relations, public affairs and health care director as well as having worked at Fleishman-Hillard and The Tierney Group. Over the course of her career, she has worked heavily in key sectors such as energy, health care, transportation, food and higher education and with some of America’s most iconic brands. In addition to her agency experience, Adams also served as a reporter for The Chicago Tribune and later as an editor for Gannett Newspapers. (Release)

Weber Shandwick has named Lee Noonan global chief technology officer. Noonan joins Weber Shandwick from Havas Worldwide Digital. A technology expert with nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, internet infrastructure and web application organizations, Noonan will be based in New York and oversee the application and integration of existing and emerging technologies for both Weber Shandwick and its clients. Previously, Noonan built and managed a business development group for Metapa, a software company focused on automating data exchange between enterprises over the internet, as well as serving as director of strategic marketing and business planning at Digital Island. Prior to that, Noonan served as Principal Consultant at Oracle, managing multi-million-dollar implementations of decision-making software at several of the world’s largest international financial institutions. (Release)

KARV Communications announced that Eric C. Andrus has joined the firm as executive vice president. Andrus is a senior strategic communications strategist with three decades of experience advising corporate, government and non-profit leaders on a range of critical reputational, financial and positioning issues. Andrus will work to bolster the firm’s strategic communications offerings with added expertise related to corporate reputation, crisis management, financial communications and reputation building. He brings extensive experience helping C-suite executives and boards manage complex changes and challenges, having counseled companies in the finance, insurance, technology, media, energy, transportation, gaming, healthcare, real estate, professional services and consumer products/services industries. Andrus also has developed and implemented communications strategies for a number of financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, proxy fights and IPOs. (Release)