Making the 40 Under 40 list has shone a spotlight on these leaders, resulting in both promotions and new opportunities. Here are just a few notable advancements.
Peter Donald, former public affairs specialist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York, is now director of communications for the New York City Police Department. Donald’s experience at the FBI office of public affairs is benefiting him substantially in his new position by helping strengthen the NYPD’s collaborative efforts with local and national media.
Andrea Fassacesia Ferlisi, former SVP of media and strategy at Marina Maher Communications, is now SVP of healthcare media at Weber Shandwick. Fassacesia began in her new position at Weber Shandwick just three months after the 2014 40 Under 40 list was published.
Nzinga Shaw, former SVP, diversity and inclusion officer and head of Southeast and Southwest HR for Edelman, is now the chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Atlanta Hawks. She is the first person to hold this newly created, but vital, NBA position.
Catherine St-Laurent, former senior communications officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was promoted to her current position as director of communications at Pivotal Ventures, Executive Office of Melinda Gates.
Stacey Tank, former SVP and chief corporate relations officer at Heineken USA, is now the VP of corporate communications and external affairs at The Home Depot. In her new position, Tank has global responsibility for corporate communications, brand PR, crisis communication, The Home Depot Foundation, and much more. In 2015, Tank was also named to the PRWeek Power List for the first time.