Former press secretary Robert Gibbs is once again working with President Obama, having just signed a contract to officially serve as a consultant on Obama’s reelection campaign. Gibbs has been working “unofficially” with the reelection effort for some time now. He will continue with public speaking engagements, TV appearances, and other work as well. [via Politico]
Horn Group’s Ben Billingsley has been promoted to partner. Billingsley joined the firm as a VP in 2006, focused on digital. In his new position, he will lead and manage the firm’s New York office. He has worked with clients including Gannett, Adify, and NBC.
David Chamberlain is rejoining Edelman as EVP and GM of the firm’s Dallas office, effective February 13. He previously worked as GM of Edelman’s Shanghai office before leaving for MSLGroup in 2007. He opened that firm’s Dallas office and served as SVP and director of the issues and crisis group for North America. At Edelman, he’ll report to Helen Vollmer, president of the Southwest region.
Katy Lachky has joined shoemaker Crocs as VP of communications. Lachky was previously VP, publicist for Fleishman-Hillard. She’s now based in Colorado.
Gary Caloroso has joined GolinHarris as executive director based in the Los Angeles office. He’ll work with food and beverage clients and serve as an expert on agriculture and commodities matters. Caloroso was previously VP at Augustine Ideas, a marketing firm focused on commodities groups, produce companies, and supermarket chains.
Susan Warren has been promoted to president of Wall Street Communications. She joined the firm in 2006 and previously served as director of broadcast and production technologies. She’s replacing Caryn Cohen who will serve as founding partner focused on business development and working closely with the firm’s parent company Dundee Hills Holdings.