Ken Toombs
Ken Toombs

PA Consulting is bringing on Ken Toombs to lead its Americas team. Toombs comes to PA from Infosys, where he led its global consulting team of around 3,000 consultants in 20 countries. Prior to Infosys, Ken was with Capgemini, where he was CEO of its US consulting business. Starting in early January, Toombs will oversee PA’s team of experts in Boston, New York, Princeton, Denver, Los Angeles and Mexico City. As well as leading PA in the Americas, he will have global responsibility for PA’s healthcare, life sciences, and energy and utilities sectors, and will join the company’s board.

Heather Lombardini
Heather Lombardini

Lansing, MI-based GOP fundraising, issue management and political consulting firm Sterling Corporation has named Heather Lombardini president and partner. Lombardini, previously on the leadership team at Sterling and head of its fundraising unit, becomes Sterling’s first female president and shareholder. Before coming to Sterling she led fundraising for the Michigan House Republicans and other winning candidates and causes over the past two decades. Lombardini replaces Mark Pischea, who will be Of Counsel and continue to advise Sterling’s political and public affairs clients while expanding his leadership in the national conservative energy movement.

sean Williams
Sean Williams

Nashville-based DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners has promoted Sean Williams to associate creative director and brought Rebecca Warren back to the firm as vice president of account services, focusing primarily on strategic counsel to the firm’s healthcare clients. Williams has been with DVL Siegenthaler since 2009, and has created award-winning marketing and advertising for Jack Daniel’s, Nashville Electric Service, and AmSurg. He previously served as the deputy press secretary to the governor of Tennessee and assistant to the press secretary for the governor of Colorado. In his new post, he conceptualizes and implements marketing and advertising concepts. A senior account executive with DVL Seigenthaler from 2013-14, Warren was most recently director of communications at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. She has also served as senior director, worldwide at Burson-Marsteller in New York, managing Burson’s presence at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.

Gemma Bakx
Gemma Bakx

nvestor relations research and advisory firm Corbin Advisors has brought on Gemma Bakx as vice president and director of IR, Doug Cooper as vice president and Evan Honeyman as director of business development. Bakx was previously investor relations consultant at KPMG Makinson Cowell. She has been instrumental in executing all facets of investor perception studies and brings deep institutional investor knowledge and business consulting expertise. Cooper previously worked in equity research for Deutsche Bank, and has also held positions at Sidoti & Company and UBS. His areas of expertise include investor communication strategies, investment thesis development and investor marketing. Honeyman comes to Corbin Advisors from TicketNetwork, where he most recent served as director of business development.