NEW YORK — Veteran communications and reputation strategist Howard Opinsky has been named president of Five Blocks, a digital reputation consulting and technology firm. He joins with 15 years of experience as a senior executive at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Weber Shandwick. Before that, he was a political strategist and communications advisor to candidates and causes including US Senator John McCain's presidential campaign before that.

NEW YORK — Gould+Partners has named industry veteran Jack Bergen a strategic partner of the M&A/management consulting firm. Bergen, who has experience at both the corporate and agency levels, will provide a variety of services catering to creative service agency owners and C-level executives.

BOSTON — Caroline Black has been named director of digital strategy for March Communications. Black will spearhead the agency’s digital approach and offerings, rounding out its existing suite of services across insights and research, content, influencer engagement and PR. She joins from Porter Novelli, where she was responsible for developing and driving integrated communications campaigns for consumer, technology and government clients.

WASHINGTON, DC — Story Partners has hired Tamara Hinton as a senior VP. A farm bill veteran with more than a decade of experience in legislative and media relations, Hinton will lead the growing farm, food, and trade practice.  Prior to joining Story Partners, she founded her own boutique communications firm that focused on a variety of agricultural and financial services policy issues.

WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS — Greenough Brand Storytellers has named Jamie Parker chief mission officer. In this new role, Parker, who previously served as president, will expand the agency’s practice that serves mission-based clients in cultural organizations, public media, social services, higher education and private schools. Greenough’s work with mission-based organizations includes clients such as WBUR, Tufts University, Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School and the New England Conservatory.

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY — BML Public Relations has expanded its team with the hiring of John Gramuglia as VP of account management and operations; Tricia Ryan as VP of business development; and Meredith DeSanti as VP of strategy and creative. The agency also has changed its internal structure, promoting Laura Pietrafesa to assistant account executive and Nick Gustaitis as account coordinator.