Jessica Becker
Jessica Becker

Manifest has named Jessica Becker managing partner of its New York operation. Becker joined Manifest London in 2016, before making the switch to Manifest New York the next year. Before coming to the agency, she was an account director at Unity and account manager at Red Consultancy. In addition, Manifest London has promoted Ali Maynard James to managing partner. Along with Manifest Stockholm co-founders, Anna Karlsson and Josefine Hedlund, Becker and Jame complete an all-female regional leadership team for Manifest, supported at group level by the agency’s founder, Alex Myers in an expanded global CEO role.

April Rueber
April Rueber

KemperLesnik has brought on April Rueber as public relations group account director. Rueber comes to the agency from Ketchum, where she served as a managing account supervisor in its Chicago office. She has also held positions at Olson Engage and Weber Shandwick. She has developed and executed brand campaigns for global companies across food, beverage, CPG, tech, retail and lifestyle sectors. In addition to working on the National Milk Mustache “got milk” campaign, she has led initiatives for clients including Allstate, The J.M. Smucker Company, McCormick, Wrigley, Kraft Heinz and General Mills.

Teresa Olsen
Teresa Olsen

Buffalo Groupe, LLC and its Buffalo Agency have appointed three new senior vice presidents: Teresa OlsenLauren Nodzak and Emily Clark. Olsen, who will be head of strategy for Buffalo Groupe, comes to the agency from Hallmark Cards, where she directed strategy for its branded specialty retail network. She was previously a principal at eCreativeSearch, a venture-backed digital start-up in Chicago. Nodzak, who will serve as head of client strategy and service, joins Buffalo from Pernod Ricard USA, where she spearheaded strategic public relations and influencer marketing for the company’s U.S. spirits portfolio. Prior to Pernod, she led public relations at Mars Chocolate North America. Clark will serve as head of people and culture. She was previously the vice president of sales and marketing for Buffalo’s former parent company and largest current shareholder, Billy Casper Golf.