National PR
Drew Fagan and
Bob Richardson

NATIONAL Public Relations appointed Drew Fagan and Bob Richardson as senior counsels to the firm. Fagan spent 12 years in executive roles with the governments of Ontario and Canada, and before that he worked at The Globe and Mail, in positions including parliamentary bureau chief, editorial page editor and foreign editor. Richardson, in addition to serving in the Ontario government as Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Colleges and Universities, has been an executive VP at Edelman. "Both Drew and Bob are a natural fit for this firm, our clients and their needs. We will all benefit from their unique perspective and leadership experiences," says Rick Murray, managing partner of NATIONAL's Toronto office and the Firm's chief digital strategist.

Emily Hamill
Emily Hamill

 Sara Ahuja
Sara Ahuja

Gatesman brought on Emily Hamill as senior VP, director of connections strategy and Sara Ahuja as VP, group account director. Hamill joins Gatesman from Ketchum Atlanta, where she was director of digital strategy. In her new role, she will work with clients to develop marketing communications programs via connected experiences for brands based on consumer behavior and context. Ahuja comes to Gatesman from Fusion92, where she was as account director. She will lead the agency’s Higher Ed division as well as help lead and provide oversight on Gatesman’s work with Northwell Health and the University of Pittsburgh Media Center.

Julie Hershey Carr
Julie Hershey Carr

randi reid
Randi Reid 

Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid (KDCR Partners) named Julie Hershey Carr and Randi Reid partners. Before coming to KDCR, Carr served as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and a leader among the House conservatives. Reid previously was legislative director for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, from 2005-2013. She also served a stint in the House, with her home state Representative, current Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX), and in state government, working for then Texas Governor George W. Bush.

erin dunlay
Erin Dunlay

Randle Communications promoted Erin Dunlay to the firm’s senior leadership team as a director. Dunlay joined the Sacramento-based firm in 2015 and has supported local, statewide and national public relations accounts, as well as managing local ballot initiative campaigns with the firm. She will play a leadership role working with Randle clients and staff to develop and execute communications strategies for statewide and local public affairs and public relations initiatives.