Fender has promoted Christina Stejskal to vice president, communications, PR. Stejskal has been with Fender since 2016, and was responsible for building the company’s global PR function. Before coming to Fender, she was a senior vice president at DKC, and previously served as an account director at PMK•BNC. In her new role, she will lead consumer strategy for all of Fender’s outward facing communications as well as overseeing media relations and external strategic communications across global product launches, business initiatives, events, partnerships and influencer marketing. She will also assume responsibility for leading the marketing efforts for the recently launched Fender Play Foundation, a new charity designed to provide resources and music education opportunities to young people.
March Communications has hired Kelby Troutman as vice president. Troutman joins March from Nuance Communications, where he led global PR, analyst relations, social media strategy and execution, messaging creation, executive content creation, and crisis communication for Nuance Document Imaging. He previously led PR teams at such agencies as Schwartz Communications, Digital Influence Group and Racepoint Group. Troutman has developed and executed on communications strategies for technology companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, security, enterprise tech, telecom and utilities.
R&J Strategic Communications announced that Dan Johnson, a senior account executive at the firm, has been appointed to Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey’s advisory board as PR chair for FY 2020 and 2021. Johnson, who currently heads R&J’s commercial real estate practice, will work to increase awareness of ULI Northern Jersey’s key research and education initiatives while increasing engagement from members and industry influencers. ULI Northern Jersey is a multidisciplinary real estate nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment.
Perry Communications Group has brought on Kelley Rooney as vice president. Rooney was previously state director and political director at North State Solutions as well as political and digital director at Cornerstone Solutions. She has worked on candidate, independent expenditure, issues management and bond campaigns. At PCG, Rooney is responsible for developing and managing legislative advocacy and communications programs on behalf of the agency’s health care clients. PCG has also promoted Alexandra Lamirande, Brooke Witzelberger and Megan Yee to account executive.