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We have our first winner in the Tiger Woods floozy epidemic of 2009: The University of California at Davis. Two economics professors at the school have calculated that the Tiger Woods scandal “may have cost shareholders of companies endorsed by the world’s No. 1 golfer up to $12 billion in losses.” True? Probably not. Easily reported tidbit that keeps the Tiger scandal in the news another few days during this holiday drought? Absolutely.
Among those hiring this week are ICON Advisors, DirecTV Home Services, Turner PR, CSG | PR, Westin Consulting, Clear Channel, ITT Visual, Merkle, Penton Media, RICHO | IBM, Starz, URS, Atmos Energy (Greeley), Harlem Ambassadors (Fort Collins), and the American Institute of Architects (Washington, D.C.).
Linhart PR promoted Ashley Campbell, Amanda Meyer and Russ Rizzo to senior account executives and hired Dayna Davis and Quinn Kelsey as account associates. Davis formerly was with Be-teen.com and Kelsey is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Congratulations to CBS4, which posted its first 10 p.m. newscast ratings win in years. 9News GM Mark Cornetta blamed his station’s second-place performance on “re-runs, specials and football (that) tend to skew the ratings results at this time of year,” but we all know that the real reason CBS4 landed in first place is because of Misty Montano’s twitter presence.
The changes continue at JohnstonWells. Michele Wells will return as a senior consultant to the firm that carries her name starting in January. The combined JohnstonWells was formed in 1993 when Gwin Johnston’s firm acquired Wells Communications, and Wells then worked at the firm until 1996.
Wells’ return follows this month’s announcement that JohnstonWells CEO GG Johnston has decided to leave the firm to pursue other opportunities and that founder and chairman Gwin Johnston will return to her role as CEO. Said Gwin, “Michele and I have sustained a friendship and maintained a working relationship these past several years. We’ve talked about working together again and now is the perfect time. It will be great to have her energy and experience.”
Among those hiring this week are University of Denver, Investment Management Consultants Association, Vail Resorts, 9News, GTRI, Robert Half International, Teletech, URS, Rocky Mountain Health Plans (Grand Junction), Montrose County, Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability (Fort Collins), American Lung Association (Washington, D.C.), Forest City Corp. (Cleveland, Ohio), Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, N.M.), Tru Value (Chicago, Ill.), Union Pacific Corp. (Omaha, Neb.) and Walsh Construction (Chicago, Ill.),
Fortune Magazine publishes its annual list.