Roll Call: rbb PR, The Herald Group, Rubenstein PR and More

rbb Public Relations announced that Robert Phillips has joined the agency as chief operating officer. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the Miami public relations firm’s financial operations and strategic growth initiatives. Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in executive management, operations consulting and corporate merger services. Prior to joining rbb, he served as COO and CFO at Sam Schwartz Engineering, a transportation engineering and planning firm headquartered in New York City. (Release)

The Herald Group, LLC announced further expansion of the firm with the addition of John Goodwin as vice president. A veteran of Capitol Hill, leading trade associations and award-winning agencies, Goodwin will provide strategic communications and advocacy counsel to the firm’s growing roster of corporate, industry coalition, association and non-profit clients. Prior to joining The Herald Group, Goodwin served as chief of staff to US Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID). He also served as communications director and senior advisor to two members of Congress. (Release)

Richard Rubenstein, president of Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR), announced that Lauren Emmett has joined the firm as a Senior Writer.

Emmett brings several years of public relations and communications expertise to the firm, including experience with social media and crisis communications. Emmett joins RPR from Hunter Public Relations, where she worked with 3M on several consumer technology and science accounts as an Account Executive and specialized in social media. Prior to this, Emmett was an Associate at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery. (Release)

Target has hired Todd Waterbury, a longtime creative director at Wieden & Kennedy, as its new senior VP-creative. In his new role, Waterbury will be charged with leading the creative direction of the Target brand, working with the retailer’s agency partners and internal creative team. He will report directly to Jeff Jones, Target’s chief marketer. Mr. Waterbury plans to relocate to Minneapolis from New York. (AdAge)