NEW YORK — Employee communications and HR advisory firm Cheer Partners has expanded its capabilities with hires bringing experience from Pfizer, Edelman and Rubenstein. They are: Carrie Goldstein, a Pfizer communications director, who joins as managing director and team lead, employee communications; Carol Ready joins from Edelman as senior director, communications; and Lisa Fedrizzi, who joins from Rubenstein Public Relations as senior talent lead.

NEW YORK — John Schiumo, most recently a CBS News national correspondent, has joined GSG as a VP. Schiumo, who has been a TV journalist for more than two decades, brings expertise in media relations to the role. At CBS Schiumo covered stories including last Halloween’s terror attack in Manhattan, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

WASHINGTON — Purple Strategies has named Patrick Palmer a managing director. Palmer, most recently partner and strategy practice lead at the design firm VSA Partners in Chicago, brings with him more than 30 years of experience as a brand and marketing strategist on a wide variety of blue-chip clients.

NEW YORK, N.Y.  – Diane Briskin has joined EVINS Communications as president and leader of the firm's senior management team. Briskin will oversee the agency’s day-to-day operations and client services, as well as spearhead EVINS’ future business development and growth. She joins after 16 years as a DKC Public Relations managing director.

TALLAHASSEE, FL —Cheryl Stopnick has joined Sachs Media Group as senior VP of public relations and director of South Florida operations. Stopnick (pictured) spent the last three-plus years running her own firm, Zero G Communications. At Sachs, she will serve as senior strategist, cultivate client relationships and grow Sachs Media’s presence in South Florida.

BOSTON — Rasky Partners has made Jeffrey Terrey a partner of the firm. Terrey will continue in his roles as senior VP in the government relations practice in Boston and leader of the codes and regulations group and expand his responsibilities related to the firm’s growing national portfolio.