Karen Addis
Karen Addis

GLA Communications recruited Karen Addis from Van Eperen for the senior VP slot responsible for raising the visibility of the shop in Washington and nationwide. She'll also look for opportunities to form strategic partnerships and provide senior-level strategic counsel and service.

Jennifer Brantley
Jennifer Brantley

MP&F Public Relations named Jennifer Brantley, one-time student intern, partner. Brantley, who became senior VP in 2011 has has worked with clients BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, West Tennessee Healthcare, Colonial Pipeline and national home décor retailer Kirkland’s. “Jennifer’s deep knowledge and contacts within the community have made her a valuable and productive member of our team,” said David Fox, MP&F managing partner.

Ambassador Chicago, a boutique hotel managed by Journal Hotels, hired Elvira Skomorowska as director of sales and marketing. Skomorowska comes to the Ambassador from Chicago hotel The Blackstone, where she was associate director of sales. In her new role, she will be responsible for sales strategy, marketing, public relations and managing the hotel’s brand positioning.