H&K's Berard to Fleishman

John Berard, executive managing director and head of the advanced
technology unit at Hill and Knowlton's New York office, is joining
Fleishman-Hillard as general manager of the firm's San Francisco
office. A ten-year H&K veteran, Berard was a senior vice president at
Gray and Co. , the Washington, D.C. public affairs and lobbying firm
acquired by Hill and Knowlton in 1986.
(Fleishman, 415/356-1000)

Woods Replaces Rose at P/N/Chicago

Valerie Woods has joined Porter/Novelli (P/N) as general manager
of the Chicago office, replacing Merrill Rose, who is on a four-month
sabattical in France. She will return to P/N in an as-yet-
undetermined international position, according to a P/N spokesperson

Woods was executive vice president and co-general manager of the
Chicago office of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. (P/N, 312/856-

Massachusetts Firm Signs Roberts

Grob Strategic Communications Inc.
, Cambridge, Mass., hired S. Scott Roberts as president. Roberts was
director of international public affairs and marketing communications
at American Cyanamid Co. .

Grob is an affiliate of medical ad agency Grob & Co. , also based
in Cambridge. (Grob Strategic, 617/497-8400)

Gable Selects L.A. GM

The Gable Group , San Diego, appointed James Tuverson as manager
of the firm's Los Angeles office. Tuverson joined Gable from Malibu
Comics Entertainment Inc. , where he was director of public relations
and promotions. (Gable, 619/234-1300)

Scaglione Heads Nashville Firm

The Buntin Group , Nashville, promoted Richard Scaglione to
general manager of Buntin Public Relations . He was vice president.

Scaglione joined the firm last year from another Nashville firm,
Ericson Marketing Communications , where he was vice president.
(Buntin, 615/244-5720)