Amy McGahan
Amy McGahan

Dix & Eaton has promoted Amy McGahan from senior VP to managing director. McGahan, who joined the firm in 1997, is a member of the firm’s leadership committee. Prior to joining D&E, she was associate director of community relations for the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center and PR associate for the Eliza Jennings Group. At D&E, she counsels clients on national, international and regional media relations strategy and execution as well as coaching senior executives on improving presentation styles and preparing for media interviews. In her new position, she will take on expanded responsibilities in business development, stewarding firm leadership priorities and mentoring others.

Katherine Maiorana
Katherine Maiorana

Sachs Media Group has hired former Golin executive director Katherine Maiorana as senior VP of business development and strategy. In her new role, Maiorana will lead RFP and pitch management, development of strategic new business plans, client prospecting, and creating and implementing new business processes. In addition to her business development responsibilities, Maiorana will manage several key client accounts and work with CEO Ron Sachs on strategic initiatives for the firm. She will report to Michelle Ubben, partner and SMG's president.

Laurie Cairns
Laurie Cairns

Reputation Partners has hired Laurie Cairns as an executive VP and Chicago general manager. Cairns comes to the firm from Chicago-based Blast! Marketing & PR, where she was managing partner. Before coming to Blast!, Cairns led her own agency, LEC, for nearly three decades and also served as interim CMO for Aspect Software, a global technology company.