Holmes Report 02 Sep 2018 // 11:30PM GMT
ST. LOUIS — FleishmanHillard has appointed senior VP and partner Emily K. Graham co-lead of the financial and professional services sector in the Americas. In her new role, Graham (pictured) will partner with sector co-lead Tom Laughran to further build and expand relationships with clients and prospects in financial services and professional services, including banking, fintech, investment management and insurance, as well as clients that provide audit, tax, consulting, legal, architecture and other services. Graham joined the agency in 2017 to lead financial services market growth in New York.
NEW YORK — Digital and corporate communications pro Marc Johnson has been appointed managing director of APCO Worldwide’s New York office. Johnson, a 10-year APCO veteran and a member of the firm’s global leadership team, also serves as co-lead of APCO’s worldwide digital practice. Johnson joined APCO in Washington, D.C. in 2008 from Mindshare Interactive Campaigns. At Mindshare, he led digital strategy and advocacy campaigns for prominent national organizations and causes.
NEW YORK — Global Strategy Group has upped senior VP Dana Yeganian to executive VP. Yeganian will continue leading the firm’s national communications and public affairs practice, which includes managing client relationship and business development. She also spearheads the GSG Way initiative, which helps the firm form successful relationships with clients and partners by offering guidance to do so.
CHICAGO — MWWPR has added two new members to its Chicago team — Rory Swikle as senior VP of CorpSumer and Nick Wille as VP of consumer lifestyle marketing. Swikle will be responsible for identifying how new and existing clients can evolve to more closely address and assist “CorpSumer” brand activists who believe a company’s actions and reputation are just as important as the products it makes. Wille will lead the development of creative strategies and the building of compelling campaigns for key consumer and lifestyle clients in the food, retail and travel sectors.
NEW YORK — Ketchum has recognized eight company leaders by making them partners in the agency. They are: Sara Garibaldi, managing director, travel & economic development; Courtney Perry, managing director, snacks & beverages; Christy Salcido, managing director, wellness; Lisa Sullivan, director, Technology; Mary Elizabeth Germaine, managing director, Ketchum analytics; Jim Lin, digital strategist and creative director; Elizabeth Harrison, principal and CEO, Ketchum’s Harrison & Shriftman; and Nadine Schulz, general manager, Brandzeichen Markenberatung und Kommunikation and CMO, Ketchum German
NEW YORK — BerlinRosen has hired Alex Field, Samantha Lasky and Jessica Siegel as senior VPs to support the agency’s digital, advocacy and corporate social responsibility and broadcast client work respectively. Field joins after 11 years at Burness. Lasky most recently served as director of communications and marketing for AT&T’s CSR team. Siegel most recently was a Senior Editorial Producer for Katie Couric and Bianna Golodryga at Yahoo News
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Morgan Lewis, Jr. has joined Amendola Communications as senior writer. An award-winning healthcare journalist and experienced public relations professional, Lewis will create a wide variety of PR content for the agency’s healthcare/healthcare IT clients.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Lambert, Edwards & Associates has hired two new team members to support the company’s growth and recent acquisition of New York City-based financial communications firm, Owen Blicksilver. Drew Hall and Andrew Sedlar, both recent university graduates, join the firm as investor relations coordinators. Both will play key roles in supporting the breadth and depth of Lambert’s communications offerings for public and privately held clientele.