SAN FRANCISCO — VSC has promoted three of its longtime executives — Anne Sophie Hurst, Eric Gonzalez and Maggie Philbin — to partner. As VSC general manager, Gonzalez has led the firm's growth of accounts in several verticals, including entertainment, fintech, enterprise/SaaS, AI/retail and cybersecurity. Philbin joined the firm seven years ago as an account manager. Hurst joined the firm in 2018 as head of people and operations.

WASHINGTON — Hager Sharp has promoted Katherine Nicol to lead its health practice as an executive VP. During her nearly 16-year tenure with Hager Sharp, Nicol has led numerous health client engagements and national campaigns, including COPD Learn More, Breathe Better, Million Hearts, and HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention.

SYRACUSE, NY — Gary Holmes has joined Mower as VP, director of public relations and public affairs. Holmes brings more than 20 years of senior management, government and news experience to his post, most recently as assistant commissioner, public affairs for the New York State Department of Health.