Heather KernahanHeather Kernahan

Heather Kernahan, president of Hotwire North America and Australia, has been has promoted to the role of North America chief executive officer at the global tech PR agency.

Kernahan joined the US and UK-based tech PR specialist in 2016. She was previously president of Eastwick Communications, a tech firm which maintained offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Hotwire acquired Eastwick in 2016 and Kernahan has lead the agency’s North American and Australian operations ever since.

Prior to that, Kernahan was global marketing director at energy technology company Enphase Energy. Earlier in her career, she worked at CA-based software/services company Autodesk, where she held a variety or titles before ultimately being named senior marketing manager of product and industry marketing.

Kernahan reports to group CEO Barbara Bates, who will continue to oversee Hotwire’s global leadership team. Kernahan will also continue overseeing Australia.

New York-headquartered Hotwire is a subsidiary of Australia-based marketing and communications network Enero Group Limited.