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Edelman adds one, promotes four

Edelman of Toronto has recently hired one and promoted four. Greg Vanier has joined the agency as vice-president of crisis and risk. He will lead the crisis and risk unit within Edelman Canada's data security and privacy practice. Vanier was most recently director of Global Public Affairs. He has also been a senior consultant at Corpen Group and a marketing specialist at Baker Hughes.

Marissa Smith has been promoted to vice-president of health. She will lead the firm's healthcare practice. Before joining Edelman in 2008, she was an account supervisor at Manning, Selvage & Lee and an associate at National Public Relations.

Alexis Redmond has been promoted to senior vice-president and national lead for client strategy. She joined Edelman in 2006 and was most recently vice-president of its corporate practice. Prior to that, she was director of marketing and communications at the Canadian Football League. Redmond has also worked at Amdocs, Solect Technology Group and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Dave Fleet has been promoted to executive vice president and national lead of the agency's digital practice. He joined the firm in 2010 and was most recently senior digital vice-president for the eastern Canada region. Fleet has also been a vice-president and social media account director at Thornley Fallis Communications, as well as a senior communications coordinator for the Government of Ontario.

Tristan Roy has been promoted to managing director of digital for Canada and Latin America. He will lead the digital staff in 11 Edelman offices in these markets. Roy joined the firm's Washington, DC office in 2006 and was most recently managing director of Edelman Digital in Canada.

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