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Brown Receives Spirit Award; Pierce Recognized by PRSA Pamela Sawchuk Brown, founder of Sawchuk, Brown Associates, a PR and public affairs strategy firm in Albany, N.Y., received the "Spirit of the Chamber" Award from the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. This is the first time the award has been presented and Brown is being honored for her work in marketing and communications. Jonathan Pierce has been given a Presidential Citation by the Public Relations Society of America of Albany for revitalizing the regional chapter of PRSA. In its first year, the chapter was highlighted as the fastest growing in the country and had initiated the Accredited in Public Relations process in Albany. (Sawchuk, Brown Associates, 518/462-0318) Ludgate Acquires Bromley Group Ludgate Communications, New York, has acquired the financial and legal public relations division of The Bromley Group Inc., a New York-based PR firm, and named Alan Bromley as executive vice president/managing director. Bromley was co-founder and CEO of The Bromley Group. Co-founder Karen Bromley will take over as CEO. (Ludgate, 212/688-5144) Cerrell Appointed to Task Force Public affairs consultant and Italian-American activist Joseph R. Cerrell has been appointed to the California Italian-American Task Force by California Governor Pete Wilson. The task force is a 15-member committee appointed by the governor and members serve on a volunteer basis. Cerrell serves on the board of the National Italian American Foundation and is chairman of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West. (Cerrell, 213/466-3445) Cox Launches Firm Helene Cox, former head of PR and marketing for the Farnborough Air Show in England, has started her own firm, Helene Cox PR. The new company's address is 11 Priors Health, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 2RE, United Kingdom. Phone: +(0) 1580-211-815. Bergen Elected Chairman of Institute of PR Research John D. Bergen, senior vice president of corporate relations for Westinghouse Electric Corp., New York, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of The Institute of Public Relations Research and Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Bergen was president and CEO of GCI Group for Grey Advertising, New York. He is a West Point graduate and a Vietnam combat veteran. (The Institute for Public Relations Research & Education, 352/392-0280) Promotions/New Job Positions Barbara A. Link has been named director, corporate communications, for Rosenbluth International, a travel management company. Link, who previously worked as manager of public relations for Electronic Payment Services in Wilmington, Del., will be based at the company's headquarters in Philadelphia. (Rosenbluth, 215/977-4539) Lauren Snyder has assumed the role of senior vice president, director of national media, for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide'sNew York Office. As senior vp, she will continue as director of national media services. (Edelman, 312/240-2716)

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