NEW YORK—Allison+Partners has hired Tom Smith as managing director of corporate reputation. In this position, reporting to Matthew Della Croce, a senior partner and head of global corporate, and based out of the New York office. Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Smith spent more than a decade at Ogilvy PR as an executive vice president leading the firm’s New York corporate practice and advising and guiding numerous clients through the IPO process. He has experience supporting Chinese companies such as Baidu, New Oriental, and Fosun. Allison expanded into China two years ago with the acquisition of Wolf Group.

MEXICO CITY—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Daniel Karam as president and managing director of H+K Mexico. In addition, Karam will serve as regional practice leader for public affairs. Prior to joining H+K, Karam was president of a consultancy firm focusing on government and corporate matters related to lobbying, public affairs, corporate communications, crisis and political strategy, whose clients will now be part of H+K Strategies. Previously, Karam was director of the lnstituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, the Mexican Social Security Agency, the largest health provider in the region. 

NORTHBROOK, IL—Public relations, sports marketing and events management agency KemperLesnik has promoted Cybil Rose to vice president, overseeing the business-to-business public relations team.  Rose has been with KemperLesnik for seven years after previously serving as communications manager for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and an executive producer of news for CLTV.

RALEIGH, NC—French/West/Vaughan has hired Abigail Quesinberry as social media strategist. Quesinberry comes from the Center for Teaching Quality in Carrboro, NC, where she directed the organization’s first social media campaigns. She previously worked in New York City as a manager of public relations and social media at The Advertising Council and her former clients there included the US Forest Service, AARP and the United States Agency for International Development.