NEW YORK — Finn Partners has hired Steven DeLuca as senior partner, business development & marketing. In this newly created role, DeLuca (pictured) will work to expand the firm’s reputation and client base in both the travel and consumer lifestyle categories. Prior to joining Finn Partners, he was the president & CMO of HL Group.

RALEIGH, NC — Joanne Peters Denny has joined APCO Worldwide as a director. Previously, Peters Denny served in senior communications roles in the Obama administration. She was the national press secretary for health care at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the launch of HealthCare.gov.

SYRACUSE, NY — Mower has expanded its digital department with the addition of seven new team members: Venessa Quinn, Terri Villafana, Margaret Flores, Melina Jorizzo, Kanica Phok, James Perks and Luis Parra. They are part of a cohesive team managing Mower’s digital marketing capabilities around the country, working in coordination with colleagues across New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse, New York.