Kenny, who joins from Edelman's med ed arm Bioscience Communications, starts later this month as a senior account handler, working on clients such as Novo Nordisk and ALK Abello.
Richmond-based Axon is the European office of Canadian giant National Public Relations and is run by managing partner Ralph Sutton, formerly of Burson-Marsteller (B-M).
Axon this week also confirmed the hire of Joanne Galea.
Galea, who has formerly freelanced at agencies including Edelman and B-M, has been working at Axon on a freelance basis for six months.
Other clients at the now ten-strong firm include AstraZeneca and Roche.