SAN FRANCISCO: InkHouse has hired MSLGroup EVP Jason Morris to succeed Annemiek Hamelinck as EVP and GM for San Francisco.
Hamelinck left the firm earlier this month, according to her LinkedIn profile. In January, she joined InkHouse as the firm expanded to the West Coast, opening its San Francisco office. The office is InkHouse's first location outside of its Waltham, Massachusetts headquarters.
Beth Monaghan, InkHouse principal and cofounder, declined to provide details about Hamelinck’s departure.
Morris will join InkHouse in mid-August and report to Monaghan and Meg O'Leary, cofounder and principal of InkHouse. He is tasked with managing the firm’s San Francisco-based account team and spearheading business development, Monaghan told PRWeek.
"[Morris] brings a unique combination of technology experience, cultural fit, and alignment in our views about how PR and content are shaping the future of communications," she said. "We could not be more thrilled to have him join our team."
Morris joins InkHouse from MSLGroup, where he served as EVP since 1998. While there, he was tasked with targeting enterprise, consumer, government, and utility audiences on behalf of technology, clean tech, consumer, and venture capital companies. He also served a stint as a VP for Schwartz Communications between 2006 and 2008, according to his LinkedIn profile.
MSLGroup is "currently exploring a variety of options to fill [Morris’ role as EVP]," Michael Echter, the firm’s director of corporate communications and marketing for North America, told PRWeek. He declined to comment further on Morris’ departure.
Hamelinck and Morris were not immediately available for comment.