Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox

Padilla has brought on Sarah Fox as a vice president in the agency’s health practice, based in New York. Along with Fred Lake, senior VP and health practice lead, and health practice VP Peter Vigliarolo, she will work to expand Padilla’s strategic client partnerships across the health care ecosystem. Fox comes to Padilla from Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she was director. Before that, she was at Cooney/Waters Group. She has worked with such pharmaceutical and biotech companies as Daiichi Sankyo, GSK, Merck, Sanofi Pasteur and UCB.  “Health continues to be a growth area for Padilla,” said Padilla CEO Lynn Casey. “Bringing Sarah on board to work with our existing health experts strengthens our efforts in this competitive space.”

Dawn Crew
Dawn Crew

Hotwire has named Dawn Crew as the agency’s next CMO-in-Residence. The CMO-in-Residence program connects experienced C-level marketers with Hotwire’s staff and client network to offer education, counsel and strategy. Most recently, Crew was CMO at BOLD, a company that provides tools and services for jobseekers, recruiters and hiring managers. Before that, Crew held multiple senior marketing roles at enterprise applications software company SAP, including head of global business operations, products & innovation marketing. “Now, more than ever, CMOs are playing an active role in driving strategy and leading change efforts across the broader business,” said Hotwire global CEO Barbara Bates. “The CMO-in-Residence program gives our global staff and clients a better understanding of this evolution and how to address these challenges to deliver the best results possible.”

Julie Curtin
Julie Curtin

Development Counsellors International has named Julie Curtin president, economic development and Karyl Leigh Barnes president, tourism. Both are partners and previously were executive VPs. Curtin joined DCI in 1994. She opened the firm’s Denver office in 1998 and in 2013 founded and launched the DCI Marketing Summit, a peer-led annual gathering of senior level economic development marketing minds. Barnes has been with DCI since 1999. She has created communications campaigns for destinations on every continent except Antarctica. Barnes also restructured DCI’s California office and established the agency's presence in Canada, commencing work in Toronto in 2009 and expanding into Montreal in 2017. Andy Levine, who had been president, remains a partner and is also serving as chairman. Rounding out the executive leadership is Carrie Nepo, CFO and partner, who started with DCI in 2003. “Julie and Karyl Leigh have been growing our agency and our relationships for a long time now — since before Y2K, social media, digital marketing or reality TV. DCI is better and stronger for their expertise and leadership,” said Levine.