Powell Tate adds eight to staff

WASHINGTON: Powell Tate, a division of Weber Shandwick, announced the addition of eight staff members in healthcare, digital communications, and nonprofit communications and defense.

WASHINGTON: Powell Tate, a division of Weber Shandwick, announced the addition of eight staff members in healthcare, digital communications, and nonprofit communications and defense.

Kathleen Siedlecki was hired as US director of the global and public health practice for Weber Shandwick, a new position. Siedlecki formerly lead a portfolio of healthcare advocacy programs for nonprofit, corporate, foundation, and medical society clients at Fleishman-Hillard.

Jeff Smokler will be a SVP at Powell Tate. He comes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association where he was the executive director for strategic communications.

Other new hires include:  Jackie Titus, senior digital strategist, formerly with Ogilvy PR; Chris Svetlik, interactive designer, formerly with the Warrior Gateway Project; Aaron Testa, senior account executive, who served as public affairs officer for the 16th Engineer Brigade of the U.S. Army; Lacey Pittman, account executive, who recently completed Teach for America; Megan McNees, assistant account executive, who has been a media consultant for Powell Tate's work with the U.S. Postal Service; and Elizabeth Kraushar, assistant account executive, formerly a Fulbright Scholar commissioned in Mexico.

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