Meredith Isola
Meredith Isola

Meredith Isola, director of the Food & Drug Administration’s office of communications, is now senior VP at Ruder Finn for government relations, policy and advocacy, as the independent firm fortifies its DC office.

Prior to the more than three-year stint at the FDA, Isola was PA specialist at the Dept. of Homeland Security, where she chaired the strategic communications working group, dealing with infrastructure and cybersecurity matters.

Isola also had jobs at the American Heart Assn. (senior communications manager for childhood obesity initiatives), Ogilvy PR (VP) and Ketchum (account supervisor).

Monica Marshall, head of RF Relate purpose, social impact, sustainability arm, leads the Washington outpost.

She joined RF in April after heading Ketchum’s purpose unit and serving as deputy director of private partnerships at the United Nations’ world food program.

RF ranks as O’Dwyer’s seventh largest independent PR firm, chalking up $69.1M in 2018 fees.