NEW YORK, NY - Imre has promoted two of its healthcare client experience leaders — Sarah Dembert (pictured, left) and Emily Giegerich (pictured, right). Dembert, who was promoted to executive VP, is a founding member of imre health, which she joined in 2011. She will continue to be at the helm of imre’s largest portfolios of brands, and new business opportunities. In addition, she is taking on enterprise responsibilities as chair of imre’s senior leadership team forum. Giegerich, who has been promoted to senior VP, oversees client experience across several global pharmaceutical brands, Emily is taking more ownership and responsibility for nurturing the talent of our next-level leaders.

WASHINGTON — Signal Group has expanded its team with the addition of executive VP Matt Lockwood, a former Clyde Group managing director; senior manager Marcus Fria, who most recently served as director of communications for US representatives Maxine Waters and Jamaal Bowman; senior manager Vincent Sheu, who most recently served as US Sen. Sherrod Brown’s digital director; and digital campaign manager Chishala 'Sharky' Thomas joins from Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy, where she was a digital associate.

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Heritage Foundation’s Tommy Binion has joined OnMessage Public Strategies. Binion has spent the last seven years as Heritage’s VP of government relations. He will continue to serve as a consultant to the conservative think tank.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Clarity has hired Jason Wakeford as a Los Angeles-based senior VP. Wakeford will serve as senior counsel to existing clients, expand Clarity’s LA presence and oversee the agency’s expanding consumer tech practice. He joins Clarity after spending the last two-plus years running his own London firm, Barcourt Communications.