Abbie McDonough

Abbie McDonough, who was communications director for North Dakota’s Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, has joined WPP’s Breakwater Strategy as VP.

She also served as national press secretary for Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and communications director for Congressman Paul Kanjorksi of Pennsylvania.

McDonough also did a stint at RF|Binder, repping Wines of Chile, Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank of America Foundation.

Heitkamp lost her re-election bid in 2018 to Kevin Cramer.

Arik Ben-Zvi, a co-founder of WPP’s Glover Park Group, launched Breakwater in April to offer crisis management, executive positioning, corporate reputation, advocacy and campaign services with offices in DC and New York.

Max Gleischman, a GPP veteran and communications director for former UN ambassador Samantha Power, heads the Big Apple outpost.