NEW YORK — Financial services firm Cognito has launched a sustainability practice. The firm’s offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore will have teams working with clients on communications strategies that address the range of issues associated with sustainability.

SAN FRANCISCO — Real Chemistry global president Jennifer Gottlieb has been appointed to the Ad Council’s board of directors. Gottlieb has 30 years of healthcare experience, working across dozens of disease areas and with nearly every major pharmaceutical and biotech company, bringing a range of communications expertise to the Ad Council.

ST. LOUIS — Finn Partners global health chair Gil Bashe is joining Rezilient Health’s corporate strategic advisory board to support the company's communication efforts. Bashe will advise the health tech company’s executives on their public health, partnership and brand-building efforts.

TUSCALOOSA, AL — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations' Board of Advisors has announced the addition of three new board members: Bob Jimenez, Jessamyn Katz and Joseph Tateoka. Jimenez is senior VP of corporate affairs at Cox Enterprises. Katz is the president of Heyman Associates. Tateoka is VP of global learning & development at Edelman.