WASHINGTON — Mercury has named Robert Jones as managing director. He will be practicing in both the Washington and Austin, Texas offices, serving Mercury’s clients nationally. Jones joins Mercury after serving as senior VP of government relations and public affairs at Pfizer.

NEW YORK — Current Global has expanded its senior leadership team with four new hires. They are executive VP and global consumer practice lead Pete Campisi, who joins after 22 years at Weber Shandwick; healthcare practice senior VP Anne Maselli, who joins from FleishmanHillard; digital health senior VP Daniel Brackins, who most recently was at Fishawack Health; and tech practice senior VP, Kerry Schimmelbusch, who joins from Microsoft.

INDIANAPOLIS — Finn Partners has promoted Kate Johnson to the role of partner, PreK-12 education. Johnson most recently served as a Finn VP of education and public affairs. She will continue to report to senior partner and PreK-12 education practice leader Marina Stenos.

NEW YORK — Rebecca Epps has joined RF|Binder as the new head of corporate media to support the firm’s growth. Epps (pictured) came to RF|Binder from Lewis Global Communications where she was their broadcast media lead, having built the firm’s first broadcast practice. She brings deep experience in the media industry to the role, which includes serving as a leading producer for the NBC San Francisco-Bay Area bureau.

WASHINGTON — Ian Lipner has joined Firebrand Communications as a senior VP of PR and content. Lipner will head a portfolio of clients, expand the firm’s security and privacy practice and become part of Firebrand’s leadership team. He joins from Levick, where he was a senior VP.