United Talent Agency has named Ashley Momtaheni director of corporate communications, Variety reports. Momtaheni comes to UTA from Annapurna Pictures, where she was vice president of corporate communications, leading communications strategies across the company’s film, television, interactive and theatre divisions. She was previously at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, helping to manage publicity campaigns for a wide slate of movies, and has been a producer at ABC’s “Good Morning America.” In her new role, Momtaheni will focus primarily on external communications, reporting to its global chief communications officer Seth Oster.
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications has promoted executive director Amy Sedeño to partner. Sedeño has led CIIC’s Miami office for the past four years, as well as leading the agency’s travel and tourism and food and beverage divisions, She has overseen accounts in Miami and New York and acted as liaison to the agency’s Canadian and Latin American partner offices. As partner, Sedeño is charged with furthering the agency’s presence in the US and internationally as well developing innovative and strategic practices to enhance CIIC’s offerings. She will also work closely with the president and management team to lead new business development, talent recruitment and agency partnerships.
KARV Communications has brought on Kevin Nolan as senior vice president. Nolan comes to KARV from Africa-focused communications consultancy Djembe Communications, where he served as international director. He was previously a vice president at Grayling as well as senior manager of communications at local commerce platform startup LivingSocial in Washington, D.C. In addition, Nolan has worked for several U.S. Government agencies, including USAID in Iraq and the West Bank/Gaza, and The National Democratic Institute in Morocco. “Kevin’s proven ability to navigate complex issues will be of tremendous value to our diverse client base of business enterprises, government entities and NGOs,” said KARV Communications founder and president Andrew Frank.