WASHINGTON, DC—FTI Consulting has appointed Sean Darragh as a managing director in the firm’s Washington, DC, office. He will report to Jackson Dunn, head of the Americas public affairs practice. Prior to joining FTI, Darragh served as the executive vice president for global strategies at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where he oversaw public affairs, legislative, regulatory and communications strategies. Before joining GMA, he was executive vice president for international affairs and food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

LOS ANGELES—Wendi Shapiro has joined MWWPR as senior vice president, Western region consumer practice head in the firm's Los Angeles office. Prior to joining MWWPR, Shapiro was a senior vice president at Murphy O'Brien Public Relations, responsible for overseeing lifestyle accounts including The Cheesecake Factory, Bolthouse Farms, See's Candies, Morton's The Steakhouse, Lynx Grills, Mendocino Farms, and more.

WASHINGTON, DC—Mary Foerster, former vice president of communications and marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice president of communications and community relations at Boeing Defense & Space, has joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council. Based in Seattle, Foerster will bring her expertise to APCO’s clients through Corporate Communication Strategies, a sub-group of the IAC.

ST. PAUL, MN—Beehive Strategic Communication has added Steve Mann as vice president, responsible for developing Beehive's consumer portfolio and strategic service offerings. Most recently, Mann was director of strategic business initiatives for the Minnesota Wild, where he launched and grew the Stateofhockey.com website and social media channels.