Armel Leslie
Armel Leslie

Sloane & Company has brought on Mike Boccio as managing director and Armel Leslie as senior VP. Boccio, who was previously at S&C as a senior VP, returns to the firm from RF|Binder, where he was executive managing director, running the corporate & financial services practice and providing integrated communications and media relations counsel for its clients. Leslie joins Sloane from Peppercomm, where he was senior director, running the firm’s capital markets team within the financial services practice area. He was previously a partner at Walek & Associates, most recently managing the global capital practice group. S&C has also promoted Hayley Milbourn and Roger Sauerhaft to VP. Milbourn has been with the firm since January 2013, providing strategic account management for a number of the company’s media & entertainment and education clients. Sauerhaft, who joined the firm 2013 after stints at Burson-Marsteller and the Clinton Foundation, works with corporations and industry coalitions spanning the financial services, healthcare, media and technology sectors. 
S&C is part of MDC Partners.

Suzanne Chan
Suzanne Chan

Hotwire has promoted Suzanne Chan to senior VP, strategy, North America. Chan, who joined the firm almost eight years ago, has taken on such initiatives as opening the New York office for Eastwick, which was acquired by Hotwire in 2016. She also played a major role in creating and growing the firm’s adtech practice. In her new role, Chan is tasked with building Hotwire’s strategy skillset across the team, leading strategy for high stakes clients and select new business.

Grant Powell
Grant Powell

5W Public Relations has hired Grant Powell as VP of digital strategy and Melissa Olund as VP of digital content. Powell has founded multiple digital agencies focused on digital innovation as well as working on advertising programs for Porsche, American Express and Dow Jones. At 5W, he will work with client partners employ digital strategies across social, paid, SEO, email marketing and more. Olund’s 15 years of content experience include working at AOL, Rodale, Wenner Media and Verizon/Oath. She will focus on helping clients tell their stories and build their brands across all digital and social platforms. Both will report to senior vice president Elizabeth Minton. “Bringing on Melissa and Grant further supports our continued commitment to innovating and providing our clients with the best team and services possible,” said 5W president and CEO Ronn Torossian.