NEW YORK — Kivvit managing partner Maggie Moran, who runs the public affairs firm’s day-to-day operations, will be departing the agency at the start of 2022.

Moran is leaving Kivvit to pursue a new career in the cannabis industry.

Kivvit founder and co-managing partner Eric Sedler will continue leading the agency with support from the current leadership team. There are no immediate plans to replace Moran, Kivvit said.

“It’s been the privilege of my career to help build Kivvit into the best public affairs firm in the country,” Moran said. “The pandemic and the much-needed focus on inequality and injustice in our country have had a profound impact on me. I am excited to announce that the next chapter of my career will be in the cannabis industry to advance racial equality and women’s mental health and wellness. As Maya Angelou said, ‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’”

Moran’s relationship with Kivvit dates to 2011, when the public affairs firm Sedler owned at the time, ASGK, backed Moran’s firm, M Public Affairs. In 2015, ASGK and M Public Affairs merged to form Kivvit.