Eamonn Reynolds
Eamonn Reynolds

The Detroit Lions named Eamonn Reynolds as new director of football communications, taking over for Bill Keenist as the club’s top PR employee. Reynolds, who originally joined the Lions in 2012, was hired into a full-time role in 2013 and most recently served as the club’s assistant director of football communications. The moves are the latest in a series of changes to Detroit's PR arm. The team’s director of media relations Matt Barnhart was fired earlier this offseason, and Kevin Anderson, who was bumped up from director of player development to chief of staff, has assumed a large role in handling the media. The Lions finished the 2017 season with a 9-7 record, good for 2nd place in the NFC North.

Bird

Bird, a company that provides a fleet of shared electric scooters that can be accessed via smartphone, has named Rebecca Hahn senior vice president of communications. Hahn comes to Bird from The OutCast Agency, where she was a partner and also served as senior vice president, working with such brands as Facebook, Fifth Wall Ventures, Intuit TurboTax, Instagram, Lyft and the NFL. Previously, she was director, corporate communications at Oracle. At Bird, Hahn will design and oversee the company’s communications and marketing strategy. The company has also brought on Wendy Mantell, formerly the senior vice president of legal at fantasy sports company FanDuel, as deputy general counsel.

Matthew Raven
Matthew Raven

SHIFT Communications has hired Matthew Raven as vice president. Raven comes to SHIFT from Terakeet, a Syracuse, NY-based provider of digital marketing technology and managed services, where he most recently served as vice president, brand strategy. Raven will lead SHIFT's marketing technology practice, working directly with account teams to help expand the firm’s data-driven services and offerings. "Matt has a proven track record for fueling strategic growth in a fast-growing company," said SHIFT Communications managing partner Amy Lyons.