NEW YORK — Michael Abrahams has joined Sard Verbinnen & Co as managing director. Abrahams (pictured) will lead the firm’s expanded employee and transformation communications practice and work with SVC clients around the world on corporate reputation, transactions, restructurings, crises, litigation, activism and other special situations. He was previously a partner at Finsbury, where he worked across communications specialties and founded and led the global employee and change communications practice. He will be based in SVC’s New York office.
NEW YORK — SourceCode Communications has named Kristen Stippich as senior VP, as which she will run the agency’s New York office. Stippich will oversee and create integrated communications programs for early-stage and established B2B and consumer brands across the agency's existing portfolio. She joins SourceCode from Technovation, a global tech education nonprofit aimed at inspiring girls and families to be leaders and problem solvers in their lives and their communities. 

WASHINGTON — Mercury has added former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former US Senator David Vitter to the firm’s growing partnership. Villaraigosa and Vitter, who joined Mercury’s Los Angeles and Washington  offices in 2018 and 2017, respectively, after decades of service at the highest levels of government, will continue leading the firm’s rapid growth across the national public strategy, government relations and strategic communication sectors.
BOSTON  — Ben Godley has joined Greenough Communications as president. Godley brings more than 30 years of executive management and marketing experience to the newly created role to help support Greenough’s growing portfolio of national clients in the healthcare, life sciences, technology, professional services, consumer and non-profit sectors. Godley was previously the CEO and co-founder of CDP, a WGBH-owned public benefit corporation providing marketing, technology, data analytics and fundraising services to 230 public media stations.