NEW YORK — RBB Communications has named Srikant Ramaswami executive vice president of global and emerging markets, healthcare. He will spearhead the expansion of RBB's healthcare and corporate practices in the US and abroad. Prior to this, Ramaswami spent 12 years at Johnson & Johnson leading global communications efforts targeting key internal and external audiences for the company's medical device businesses. He also spent two years as head of communications and public affairs for Johnson & Johnson/Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd. in Bejing, where he led the China pharmaceutical communications efforts after supporting the company's US pharmaceuticals and research and development business. 

BOSTON - Racepoint Global has promoted Karen Bouchard as the agency's first chief operating officer. She formerly served as the agency's chief of human resources officer and has been with the agency for over a decade. Bouchard will be responsible for the agency's HR, technology and agency marking and business development teams. 

WASHINGTON, DC — The Glover Park Group (GPG) has named Daniel Watson as vice president. He will work on the strategic communications practice, primarily on the financial services team, providing strategic and media counsel for the firm's clients. Watson spent five years in senior communications roles in the Obama Administration, most recently serving as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the US Department of Treasury. Prior to that, he served at the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the associate director of public affairs and press secretary. Before that, he worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Tom Udall as press secretary and online communications director.

NEW YORK — Christopher Motta has joined HL Group as its new senior director of digital within the social media practice. He will lead and implement digital and social media strategies for the group's clients across hospitality, fashion, design, beauty and lifestyle. Motta previously served as the director of social media for Macy's, where he was responsible for the development and evolution of the retailer's social media and content strategy for their private brand labels. 

CINCINNATI — Eric Mower + Associates has appointed Geoff Thomas senior vice president and managing director for the firm's Cincinnati office. Prior to this, Thomas served as chief operations officer at Cincinnati-based, multinational agency LPK where he spent nearly two decades serving in various roles including vice president and managing director. 

NEW YORK — Taylor Strategy has named Hunter Mandel director, digital sports. He joins Taylor from sports content platform the Bleacher Report. They firm has also promoted three executives, including Samantha Baier to director; Bo Wulf to senior content manager; and Mike Macias to social media manager. 

SAN FRANCISCO — Communications agency Highwire PR has welcomed Greg Chiemingo as senior vice president to its San Francisco office. Chiemingo has extensive experience in communications with leading global technology brands.