Ash Spiegelberg
Ash Spiegelberg

Brunswick Group has appointed Ash Spiegelberg and Rory Macpherson office heads in San Francisco and Shanghai respectively. Spielgelberg joined Brunswick’s London office in 2004, relocating to the UAE in 2009 and then moving to the U.S. in 2014. Before coming to Brunswick, he worked for several film and TV commercial production companies. He advises on all areas of corporate, financial and M&A communications. Macpherson has been with Brunswick since 2013. Previously, he led the corporate communications and investor relations functions at Suntech Power for more than five years. Macpherson has extensive experience advising Chinese and multinational companies on a wide range of corporate communications matters spanning IPOs and other capital markets transactions, cross border M&A, crisis management, corporate restructuring and litigation.

Dan Reilly
Dan Reilly

SMS Research Advisors, a division of Padilla, has promoted Dan Reilly to senior VP and leader of the division. Reilly, who has been with SMS since 2013, succeeds SMS founder Jeri Meola, who recently departed the firm to pursue a client-side opportunity. Before coming to SMS, Reilly was a managing partner at SRM Consultants and a market research analyst at Wells Fargo. In his new post, he is responsible for the growth and profitability of SMS. He also oversees primary research that serves clients for SMS, Padilla, and its Joe Smith brand consultancy and FoodMinds food and nutrition division. Padilla CEO Lynn Casey says that Reilly has been “instrumental in developing the research strategies and processes we need to execute our research projects with high quality and efficiency.”

Suzanne Rosnowski
Suzanne Rosnowski

Relevance International founder and CEO Suzanne Rosnowski has been named a member of the Forbes Agency Council. As a member of the Council, she will become a regular contributor to Forbes.com, discussing relevant trends in the communications and marketing industry, providing thought leadership and giving insight on industry-related topics. Formerly a partner and owner at Quinn, Rosnowski helped run and grow the firm as well as overseeing the real estate division for a decade. She opened Relevance New York in 2012 and has since built a global affiliate network, expanded the company with a second location in London last year, rebranding as Relevance International. The members of the Forbes Agency Council are selected based on their depth and diversity of experience.

Allison Ward
Allison Ward

Walker Sands has elevated three senior account directors to partner. Chicago PR leaders Allison Ward and Erin Jordan, along with Seattle team lead Annie Gudorf, were named to the role effective this month. Gudorf joined Walker Sands in 2012 and worked her way up through media relations and account management roles before heading to Seattle to expand Walker Sands’ west coast presence. Jordan, who joined the firm in 2012, leads the agency’s retail technology practice as well as heading up research for its annual Future of Retail report. Ward, who has been with the agency since 2013, manages a book of business across FinTech, electronics and other areas. She also serves as the PR partner for the Illinois Technology Association’s Women Influence Chicago initiative.