Edelman has named Juanita Barrios GM of Edelman Colombia
B2B marketing agency Walker Sands has appointed Lynn Casey to its board of directors as an independent board member. Casey retired as chair of Padilla last year.
Penske Media Corporation has hired Brooke Jaffe as head of public affairs and communications, Variety reports.
Boutique full-service public relations and digital strategy firm ANDER & Co. has promoted Ivanna Agudo to account executive.
Private aviation company Wheels Up has named Lee Applbaum to a new CMO position.
PRophet, an AI-driven platform that predicts media interest, sentiment and spread has named Andrew Meranus EVP of sales.
Brand elevation agency Matter has promoted Vanessa Taylor to group director of its Precision group.
Lincoln Financial Group has named Al Copersino VP and head of investor relations. He reports to Chris Giovanni, SVP and corporate treasurer.
Connie Anderson has been named VP of client strategy at The Abbi Agency, an integrated marketing agency with offices in Reno, Las Vegas, New York and the U.K.
AxiCom has named Steve Kerns EVP and managing director of North America.
Brunswick Group has hired Susan Lagana as a partner advising clients on public affairs, including matters related to financial regulation and economic policy, and crisis management.
Full-service, digital public relations and marketing firm Trevelino/Keller has been hired by laboratory revenue cycle management company Phytest and nutritional supplements company PRTCL.
Resolute Public Affairs has hired Jamie Singer as EVP and director of data security, privacy and crisis communications. She was an SVP at Edelman.
KANSAS CITY, MO
Rachel Harrison Communications is now the agency for Watermark Lodging Trust, a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of hotel and resorts in California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington, Missouri and elsewhere.
Distilled non-alcoholic gin brand Ceder’s has hired Your Brand Integrated Marketing Communications as its Canadian PR AOR.
EVINS Communications Agency has been hired by Bomber Ski.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sustainability and cleantech PR firm FischTank PR has been hired by renewable hydrogen energy company SunHydrogen.
SOUTH MIAMI, FL
The City of South Miami has hired municipal communications and crisis management firm My PR Guru.
In other news...
Agency leaders from Nebo, Media Frenzy Global, and Dragon Army as well as brand leaders from Mailchimp and Aflac, have created “The A Pledge” an effort challenging Atlanta advertising and marketing agencies to commit to matching the diversity of their team to that of the city’s by 2030.
Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing is splitting into two new companies, Cultivate PR and Kreps PR & Marketing, the Miami Herald reports. The change is effective Jan. 1.
Independent, full-service marketing agency Broadhead has launched a content portal called Culture Shifts — listing cultural changes due to COVID-19 and outlines predictions for a post-pandemic world.
5W Public Relations has created a hospitality technology division.