DETROIT — Lambert & Co. has named Walter Ward III chief of staff. Ward spearheads the execution of strategic initiatives, empowers the internal business and finance operation teams, and assists with new business strategy and growth associated with mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Lambert, Ward (pictured) worked in the Washington office of management consulting firm MorganFranklin where he most recently led two multi-million-dollar credit card technology transformation projects for a $350 billion bank.

WASHINGTON — Political strategist Raul Alvillar, most recently the Biden/Harris 2020 presidential campaign’s state director of New Mexico, has joined Resolute Public Affairs as an executive VP. Alvillar is the former political director the Democratic National Committee, as which he collaborated with decision makers from the White House to local legislators to disseminate Democratic priorities and goals.

RESTON, VA —  Buffalo Groupe has hired Jeff Foster to launch the company’s new event business, along with assuming responsibilities for the company’s growing media network.  Foster joins Buffalo Groupe from the Golf Channel where he served key leadership roles as senior vice president for the suite of digital businesses under the Golf Channel brand led by GolfNow.

HACKENSACK, NJ – Steinreich Communications Group, has appointed David Gill, former senior editor at HFN, a home furnishings trade publication, as content manager. In his new role, Gill will serve as a content manager in charge of creating and drafting press releases for various home furnishings clients. He will also provide mentorship to junior staff on writing and strategic trade media placement.

RALEIGH, NC — French/West/Vaughan has promoted 12 members of its team. They are: senior VP Rachel Swanson; associate VPs Evan Burkhart and Meg Byers, group account director Colleen Pacheco; senior account supervisor Morgan Lang; account supervisors Peyton Burgess and Ford Springer; and senior account executives Holly Vandergrift and Rachel Woods. CGPR, FWV’s Boston office, named Meryl Rader VP; and Britney Jackson account executive. Pet and veterinary practice FWV Fetching appointed Mackenzie Smith group account director.

NEW YORK — Mohammad Modarres has joined Bevel as a senior associate after participating in two residencies at TED HQ, where he incubated a first-to-market product that later evolved into a food brand that is both halal and kosher as Abe’s Eats. Additionally, Naomi Hung has joined Bevel as a director. She most recently provided strategic advice to private equity and venture/growth capital funds at Goldman Sachs on legal matters.

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Crosby Marketing Communications has expanded its client services team with Michael LaBriola as an integration manager and Demetra Zuras as an associate integration manager. Prior to joining Crosby, LeBriola was an account executive with Executive Media Communications. Zuras also joins Crosby from Executive Media Communications.