CompTIA, technology trade assn., has brought on Savannah Schaefer as senior director. Before joining CompTIA, Schaefer was policy counsel at the Telecommunications Industry Association, where she worked on cybersecurity issues facing the telecommunications industry as well as other security issues. She has also served as a fellow at the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Competition Bureau. In her new role, Schaefer will focus on the development and advocacy of CompTIA’s policy positions on cyber and supply chain security and other tech and telecom issues at the federal and global levels.
Seven Letter, the firm that resulted from the merger of Blue Engine Message & Media and JDA Frontline, has hired David Knaus as a director, as well as Justin Krakoff and Alfonso Hidalgo as content specialists. Knaus was previously a senior campaign aide to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. He has also served as a senior project director at Luntz Global and a field coordinator for the Colorado Republican Committee. In his new post, Knaus will be working with clients on services spanning brand management, crisis communication and issue advocacy. Krakoff previously served as digital organizer for the 2018 congressional campaign of Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV). Hidalgo was at the New England Council, a non-partisan organization formed to promote economic growth and high quality of life in the New England region.
LaVoieHealthScience has brought on Harriet Ullman as a senior consultant, product communications and Emmie Twombly as a media relations specialist. Ullman was previously vice president in the healthcare practice at Ogilvy PR/Feinstein Kean Healthcare. She has also served as segment marketing manager for the senior living division at Philips Healthcare, was director of marketing at Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc. and public relations manager at Charles River Associates Incorporated. At LHS, Ullman provides clients with integrated communications support in such areas as branding, product communications, advocacy relationship management and media relations. Twombly has been a contributing writer at HuffPost for over 10 years and has helped organize such events at the Women in the World Summit. Jessica Morris and Hannah Mongeon have also joined LHS as account coordinators.