Kaya Heitman
Kaya Heitman

DADDI Brand Communications has hired Kaya Heitman as senior VP. Heitman joins DBC from Horizon Media, where she was vice president, communications. Before coming to Horizon, she was associate director of communications for DDB Worldwide’s U.S. offices. She began her career at Tribal DDB in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. Heitman has held communications positions in creative services, digital project management and global programs. In her new role, she will report to DBC president and founder, Bill Daddi, who said Heitman’s “ability to address complex business challenges with creative solutions, paired with her approachable demeanor and genuine interest in emerging technologies that advance our industry” will help spur the agency’s growth.

Hayley Reissfelder
Hayley Reissfelder

Teak Media + Communication has hired Hayley Reissfelder as social media manager. Reissfelder comes to Teak from BackBay Communications, where she worked to increase exposure and name recognition for financial clients through integrated, multi-channel digital campaigns. In her new position, she will focus on increasing awareness about the work and accomplishments of nonprofit and socially responsible clients through digital storytelling on social media and other online platforms. Teak, a B Corp certified public relations firm, has been collaborating with nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies since 1997.

Suzanne Sawyer
Suzanne Sawyer

Johns Hopkins Medicine has appointed Suzanne Sawyer senior vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, effective June 24. Sawyer comes to Hopkins from Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, where she has served as vice president of business development and chief marketing officer. She has also been vice president of portfolio marketing at IBM Watson Health. As senior vice president, Sawyer will oversee marketing and communications initiatives across Johns Hopkins Medicine, which includes six hospitals, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.