Wade Prospere
Wade Prospere

Havas Formula has hired Wade Prospere as vice president, digital. Prospere joins Havas Formula from creative agency Social Chain, where he was head of media. At Social Chain, he led the development of cross-platform digital and go-to-market strategies and was responsible for audience growth, e-commerce and monetization strategy. Previously, he held roles at Spot, a travel and discovery app based in San Francisco, and entrepreneurship consultancy Endeavor, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to Endeavor, Prospere was a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch. Located in Havas Formula’s New York office, he will work with the leadership team to grow the agency’s social and digital offering, aligning it with the firm’s PR services. 

Victoria Child
Victoria Child

Crosby Marketing Communications has hired Victoria Child as a senior vice president, senior strategist. Child joins Crosby from United Way Worldwide, where she was a vice president, strategy. She previously spent eight years at Abt Associates as a senior strategy and communications lead, overseeing branding and internal communications initiatives, as well as public health behavior-change campaigns for Global USAID contracts. Child has also served as a vice president, account director at Wunderman. In her new position, she will lead strategic communications planning engagements for clients including Military OneSource, the Department of Defense’s flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families across the globe.

Kate Barrette
Kate Barrette

RooneyPartners has promoted Kate Barrette and Bob Cavosi to managing director. Barrette has been with RooneyPartners since 2013. Before joining the firm, she was a senior vice president at boutique PR firm Ben-Abraham Associates. She was previously a journalist at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. At RooneyPartners, she works with clients in such sectors as asset management, financial advisory, biotech and healthcare. Cavosi joined RooneyPartners in 2015. He previously served as senior vp, financial services at IMRE and senior vp, corporate practice at Ogilvy Public Relations. He specialized in media relations and content strategy and development, as well as managing work for several of the firm’s clients. RooneyPartners has also promoted Ahmet Reisli to senior associate.