Airfoil Group has brought on Whitney McGoram as vice president, strategy and client service. McGoram joins Airfoil from Finn Partners, where she was an associate vice president. Earlier in her career, she worked on the communications staff of the US Department of Transportation. In her new post, she leads strategic client planning and management across the agency’s accounts. She also contributes to new business development, including client prospecting, needs analysis, and proposal development. Airfoil has also named Donna McGuire senior art director. She was previously an associate creative director at MRM/McCann.
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Driven Deliveries, a California-based online cannabis retailer and delivery company, has appointed Sara Brittany Somerset chief communications officer. Somerset is currently an equity partner at greenbox Robotics, a company that produces what it says is the world’s first cannabis and CBD-dispensing robot. She is also a columnist at Forbes, covering cannabis and global affairs, and has written for Metro New York, Leafly and Dope Magazine. “With over a decade of experience under her belt as a cannabis correspondent and legalization advocate at the United Nations, Sara Brittany brings incredible legitimacy and a strong international network to Driven," CEO Christian Schenk told financial news site Benzinga.
The Public Affairs Council has elected McKesson senior vice president of public affairs Pete Slone as its 2019-2020 Chair. At McKesson, Slone serves as the chief external policy representative and heads the McKesson PAC. As Chair of the Publc Affairs Council he will focus on diversity and inclusion advancements; promoting the role of public affairs in business strategy; growing the Council’s digital advocacy programming; and supporting members with expertise and guidance as they engage in social issues. The organization has also appointed several new members to its executive committee, including BigVision chief strategy officer Roi Ewell, S&P Global executive vice president of public affairs Courtney Geduldig, AARP vice president of campaigns Belen Mendoza and American Express director of federal government affairs Ellie Shaw.