Public relations and social media agency Bastion Elevate has promoted Dave Feistel to VP.
GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, the parent company to several healthcare companies, has hired Farley Kern as its new chief communications officer.
Scenario Communications has hired Jennifer Reed and Molly Kukla to launch and oversee a dedicated television and entertainment division. Reed will be EVP, overseeing television publicity and communication strategies, and Kukla is an account director.
PRSA has named Maureen Walsh as its new chief marketing and sales officer. Walsh most recently worked as an independent consultant.
Brand Buddha has hired Jonathan Billick as art director.
G&S, a business communications agency, has named Dana Ferrell as MD of its Raleigh office to replace MD and agency principal Kerry Henderson who is retiring.
APCO Worldwide has hired Brendan Ward as a creative director.
Louise Callagy has joined SutherlandGold Group’s executive team as an EVP.
Wellable, a company that helps employers manage corporate wellness initiatives, has chosen Allen & Gerritsen as its external public relations partner.
In other news
The Martin Group has expanded into Albany. The integrated communications agency currently has offices in Buffalo and Rochester, New York.
Wendy Zipes Hunter of Celebrity Concepts and Suzie Cornell, the founder of S. Cornell PR, have launched Prana PR, a full-service public relations and talent booking agency.
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications has acquired MIX PR.