People News Agency in brief (March 21, 2022)

KANSAS CITY – VMLY&R has expanded its public relations capabilities by hiring Adam Woullard as Managing Director of Relations, PR. In the new role, Woullard will assume leadership of VMLY&R’s public relations capability, strengthening and cementing the agency’s offering and its overall growth. Woullard joins VMLY&R from the United States Anti-Doping Agency where he most recently served as Director of Communications. Previously, he was senior vice president at FleishmanHillard for eight years, where he developed integrated, award-winning public relations campaigns for major brands such as Gatorade.

SAN FRANCISCO — Allison+Partners has named Whitney Dailey, senior agency manager and brand strategist, as executive vice president, purpose, to help lead the agency’s work with purpose-focused brands. objective in all sectors. Prior to joining the agency, Dailey (pictured) served as senior vice president of marketing, research and insights at Porter Novelli, where she helped transform the agency into a purpose-driven organization. She spent almost a decade at Cone before that.

SÃO PAULO — Vianews Latin America has appointed Andy West as a board advisor to support its clients’ growth plans and international expansion. West brings more than 35 years of experience in international agency management, business development, client consulting and marketing for global agencies, most recently as director of development for Hotwire Public Relations. Since leaving Hotwire in June 2021, West has founded a consulting company, Westofcenter Ltd., and has built a portfolio of consulting positions with communications companies in the United States, Europe and now Latin America. .

NEW YORK — Fenton Communications has hired Karla Wagner as the organization’s first director of human resources and Adam Robles as senior vice president of corporate social good. Most recently, Wagner was Head of People and Culture at Finsbury Glover Hering, where she led the North American talent and human resources function. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Good, Robles will help lead the Corporate Social Good team in shaping the future of a growing practice, supporting its key accounts and staff. in its growth and strategic direction. Robles joins Fenton from Hyundai Motor America, where he helped lead the development and execution of the corporate social responsibility strategy for the Hyundai and Genesis brands.

WASHINGTON — Curley Company has hired Justin Siraj as a director, expanding the company’s expertise in media relations, content creation and corporate affairs. In the newly created role of Director, Siraj will work closely with Greg Wilson, Director of Crisis Communications, to manage clients, including providing expertise in media relations, content creation and thought leadership. Prior to joining Curley Company, he served as an events and communications manager at Samsung, overseeing DC-centric communications and thought leadership efforts.

ATLANTA — Ruder Finn’s SPI Group has hired Trish Nicolas as executive vice president, communications strategy and editorial. As a member of the management team – and the first based in the South East – Nicolas will play a key role in driving the excellence and growth of the SPI Group. She will provide senior strategic advice to clients and teams, leveraging her expertise in communications strategy, brand reputation, issue management, shaping stories and audience engagement. She will also help guide and support marketing and business development initiatives and represent the agency at industry events.

NEW YORK — Greentarget has named Jennifer Smith as the agency’s director of content and editorial strategy. Smith, based in New York, joins after more than a decade as a Wall Street Journal reporter covering topics including supply chain, logistics, cultural institutions and the legal profession.

NEW YORK — Mark Allen & Co. has promoted R. Kurt Osenlund to creative director and account supervisor. In the newly created role of Creative Director, Kurt will lead the agency’s focus on generating ideas for great PR campaigns to help clients stand out in the earned media landscape. As Account Supervisor, Osenlund will expand its client portfolio and continue to oversee and execute day-to-day account activities.

CHICAGO – Stephanie Poquette has been named Senior Vice President of Social Media and Influencer Marketing at Zapwater Communications. Previously, she was vice president of social media and influencer marketing at the agency.

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