WASHINGTON — Heather McGeory, an expert in climate change and sustainability issues, has joined APCO Worldwide as global lead, climate and sustainability. Prior to joining APCO, McGeory (pictured) served as the chief operating officer of the We Mean Business coalition and was instrumental in building the organization from 2015-2021.

CHICAGO — Chris Hamilton has joined Current Global as senior VP, media relations to lead the growing media relations practice. Most recently, Hamilton was the head of U.S media for MSL, and also held lead media relations roles at BCW, where he was the media director for the corporate practice, and Ketchum, where he was VP of financial and consumer media. 

SAN FRANCISCO — Allison+Partners has appointed seven new partners, all of whom have made significant contributions to the growth and evolution of the agency. They are Todd Aydelotte, managing director, reputation management; Karyn Barr, managing director, business-to-business technology; Tracey Cassidy, general manager, New York; Tara Chiarell, general manager, Washington D.C.; Meghan Curtis, general manager, San Francisco; Jill Feldman, managing director, U.S. corporate practice; and Barbara Laidlaw, managing director, global reputation risk + advisory.

NEW YORK — Global Gateway Advisors has promoted three senior leaders. They are MaryJo Fitzgerald, who has been named chief of staff and partner; Deepali Srivastava, has been promoted to content strategy lead, ESG + purpose; and Lena Glaser, who has been elevated to director.

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Crosby Marketing Communications has promoted two senior staff to vice president. Madeline Beck, a Crosby team member since 2009, was promoted to VP, integration management. Sabrina Ostrowski was promoted to VP, contracting & financial management after roughly six years with the firm.

NEW YORK — Global Strategy Group has hired Jade Floyd as senior VP, communications and public affairs. In her most recent role, Floyd served as VP of communications for Jean and Steve Case (co-founder AOL) where she led strategic communications and executive positioning for the Case Foundation and Revolution Venture Capital.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Finn Partners has promoted Beth Davis to VP and head of Florida operations in support of the firm’s significant growth throughout the southeast. Davis is a veteran communications professional who joined Finn Partners in 2018 and most recently served as associate VP responsible for the Fort Lauderdale office.

CHICAGO — Baretz+Brunelle has hired two communications veterans: Laura Gingiss, former head of business marketing communications for Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Wayne Kessler, who most recently led communications efforts at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Gingiss joins the firm as senior managing director in Baretz+Brunelle’s Chicago office, and Kessler joins as managing director in its New York office. Both will play key roles leading the PR, marketing, and business development efforts for Baretz+Brunelle’s roster of legal industry clients.

MINNEAPOLIS — Padilla has promoted four senior level team members in its Washington, Richmond, Virginia, and Minneapolis offices. They are Elizabeth Reilly, who was promoted from director to senior director at FoodMinds; Kathryn Canning, who was promoted from digital strategist to senior digital strategist in Padilla’s creative and digital group; Lauren Llewellyn, who was promoted from account supervisor to director in Padilla’s corporate advisory group; and Leah Kondes, who was promoted from account supervisor to director in Padilla’s corporate advisory group.

SAN FRANCISCO —Bob Weiler, a seasoned technology executive, and Dr. Amy Grogg, a distinguished market access expert, will join Real Chemistry’s board of directors and CEO advisory board, respectively. Weiler most recently served as executive VP, global business units, at Oracle. Grogg most recently served as senior VP, strategy and commercialization, at AmerisourceBergen.

TORONTO — Jackman has promoted Sandra Duff to president. As president, Duff will be responsible for day-to-day operations and lead the firm’s engagement teams. A seven-year veteran of the firm, Duff served, most recently, as SVP, strategy activation & operations.

NEW YORK — Ian Antonoff has joined Bevel as an associate in the New York office. Prior to Bevel, he produced four Shorty Awards and four Social Good Awards programs, leading the transition from a live event to a virtual-only format. Additionally, Antonoff worked as a Digital Media consultant for Kashable, a fintech financial perks company.