NEW YORK—Edelman has appointed Jennifer Simon as senior vice president of its business and social purpose practice. Simon most recently served at the White House as director of international affairs for First Lady Michelle Obama, where she worked on the signature Let Girls Learn initiative. Prior to her time in the White House, Simon served as deputy chief of staff of the US Agency for International Development.

NEW YORK—DKC has appointed Dusty Bennett as senior vice president, events and production, leading the agency’s event marketing and production arm, DKC Incite. Prior to joining DKC, Bennett served as vice president/senior producer for Blue Man Productions. Previously, he was president and producer at Takeoff Productions, an independent event and live entertainment company.

WASHINGTON, DC—Public interest communications firm Fenton has hired Nicole Schiegg as senior vice president to build out the firm’s global health and development practice. She joins after serving as an independent consultant on projects including
Every Woman Every Child, the UN Secretary General's women's and children's health initiative. Prior to that, she directed USAID's communications strategy. In addition, Amy Clark joins as vice president to oversee media relations strategy; and Nyaka Mwanza joins as account director on the digital team.

MIAMI—Public relations, marketing and digital media firm Schwartz Media Strategies has added Holly Zawyer as vice president. She will lead campaigns for real estate, hospitality and lifestyle clients including the Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale, Miami Worldcenter, InterContinental Miami and the Miami Downtown Development Authority. She previously worked at Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications.

HOUSTON—The Point Group has appointed Kimberly Stoilis to vice president of the agency’s Houston office. Her marketing communications experience spans across several industries, including oil and gas, automotive, financial services, technology and retail. Prior to joining The Point Group, she served as chief executive officer and president of the Houston Festival Foundation.