Roll Call: MWW, GolinHarris and RLM Finsbury

MWW announced that Jamie Foley has joined the firm as vice president, formalizing the firm’s travel and tourism practice and expanding its Los Angeles leadership team. Foley brings expertise leading public relations strategy for world class travel and hospitality brands including American Express Travel and Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, among others. In her new role at MWW, she will help guide communications strategy for a number of the firm’s West Coast consumer clients as well as contribute to the practice’s growth efforts. (Release)

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Jeff Ventura as executive director, media, in its Washington, D.C., office. In this new position, Ventura joins the agency’s g4 Connector community, focusing on providing strategic media relations guidance to the office’s health care, energy and climate, public affairs and corporate clients. He reports to Susan Corsini, managing director, Washington, D.C. Before joining GolinHarris, Ventura served as director of corporate communications at CVS Caremark. Prior to that, Ventura was a press officer in the Office of the Commissioner for the United States Food and Drug Administration. (Release)

RLM Finsbury announced that Peter Thonis, former chief communications officer for Verizon Communications, has joined the Firm as senior advisor. Thonis will serve as a key resource in bolstering the firm’s strategic communications offering with added expertise related to corporate reputation, crisis management and brand building. Thonis joins RLM Finsbury from Verizon Communications, where he spearheaded the corporation’s global communications strategy since its inception in 2000. As Verizon’s first chief communications officer, a role he took on in 2004, Thonis led all internal and external communications for the company, including media relations strategy and execution, corporate-wide issues management, and executive and employee communications. (Release)