Roll Call: Brunswick Group, VMS, ‘Town & Country,’ and More

Brunswick Group has hired Wall Street Journal reporter Stephen Power as director of the firm’s Washington D.C. office, effective August 15. Power had been with the Journal for 11 years, most recently covering the energy industry. Tripp Kyle has also joined the firm’s NY office as partner focusing on the financial services sector and alternative investment companies, like hedge funds. He was previously with Finsbury Group, where he helped build the NY practice and the alternative investment management practice.

Media intelligence company VMS has hired David Evans as SVP of news sales. He’ll be working with the company’s PR clients on sales management, business development, and other sales areas. He was previously VP and GM of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.

Freeda Fawal-Farahhas joined Town & Country as associate publisher of marketing, a position she most recently held at Harper’s Bazaar. She will be responsible for raising awareness of the magazine’s brand. [via Fishbowl NY]

Strategy +Style Marketing Group, a full-service marketing and advertising firm has two new executives. Sue Helondovitch has joined as VP. She was previously senior account supervisor at Oxford Communications. She’s also worked at Cohn & Wolfe, the Grey Healthcare Group, and other firms. And Justin Alexander has been hired as project coordinator for interactive and social media campaigns.

HMH, a full-service marcomms firm, has acquired the staff and clients of citrus, an advertising and design firm. Citrus execs Peter Levitan will join HMH as VP and Kevin Archer will join as executive creative director. HMH has offices in Portland, OR and Charlotte, NC.