ST. LOUIS — FleishmanHillard has named Kristy Wilson general manager of its Chicago office. Previously, Wilson served as general manager of FleishmanHillard’s office in Austin. That location will begin reporting to Lauren Walters, who will serve as general manager of a combined Texas offering that also includes the Dallas office.

WASHINGTON — CLS Strategies has hired David Romley, a former Department of Defense spokesperson and press attaché to the Secretary of Defense, as a Senior Advisor. Romley most recently served as senior VP at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining CNAS, Romley served as VP for Development and Communications at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

MIAMI — JeffreyGroup has named Sarah Garrido managing director at its Miami office, where she’ll lead the firm’s headquarters-based team. With more than a decade of consulting experience in corporate and brand communications, marketing and digital strategies, Garrido (pictured) will lead JeffreyGroup’s regional team in creating and managing programs for multinational companies and global brands targeting Latin American audiences. Most recently, Garrido worked in New York as director of business development at Conway+Partners.

NEW YORK — Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Lilly Kofler as the US director of behavioral science. Kofler is the company’s first US-based hire for its behavioral science unit. She was most recently a behavioral scientist & data lead at Publicis Communications.

LOS ANGELES — The Pollack PR Marketing Group has promoted equity partner and senior VP Will Ostedt  to executive VP and creative director. Ostedt is the agency’s first creative director and, as such, will oversee the agency’s creative initiatives for the agency’s B2B and consumer clients. He will become the liaison between the agency’s digital services as well as its PR and marketing services.

LOS ANGELES — Marino has elevated Daniella Alkobi to VP. Alkobi, who joined the firm in 2012 as an account executive in New York, most recently served as account director, overseeing the firm’s Los Angeles office and providing counsel and strategic planning across various nonprofit and consumer/lifestyle accounts.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Lisa Marie Alley has joined Kearns & West as a VP. She joins Kearns & West after seven years of working in the public sector where she was responsible for the development and implementation of a communications and engagement program for California High-Speed Rail.

MINNEAPOLIS — Broadhead has named Jeff Tresidder senior VP and executive creative director. Tresidder will lead the agency’s 25-person creative team and join the agency’s leadership team. Most recently, he served as group creative director at Martin Williams Advertising.

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Crosby Marketing Communications has expanded with the addition of three new team members. Mini Johri has been hired as a senior production manager, and will manage the workflow and integration of multimedia projects. Ashley Stryker has come on board as a copywriter and Hayley Garfield as a multimedia & digital marketing coordinator.