Acadia Pharmaceuticals has named Stephanie Fagan senior VP, corporate affairs and chief communications officer, a newly created position. Fagan joins Acadia from bluebird bio, Inc. where she was senior VP, corporate communications. She previously led the corporate affairs functions at Alexion, Shire and West Health, and has also worked at Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pharmacia, Inc. (now Pfizer), and Boston Scientific Corporation. In her new post, Fagan will be responsible for all corporate communications and serve as a member of the company’s executive management committee. She will report to Acadia CFO Elena Ridloff.
Schafer Condon Carter has brought on Richard McDonald as CEO. McDonald joins SCC from Epsilon Agency, where he was promoted to president in 2016 from SVP strategy & growth. Publicis Groupe acquired Epsilon earlier this year. In his new position, McDonald succeeds David Selby, who has been promoted to co-chairman and chief product officer. In this newly created role, Selby will lead the agency’s strategic and creative output across clients. Gail Carter will continue in her current role as SCC president and chief client leadership officer.
Duquesne Light Company has named Hollie Geitner director of communications. Geitner joins the company from Pittsburgh-based WordWrite, where she served as VP, culture and brand ambassador. She was previously VP of marketing and communications at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and has managed communications for Allegheny Energy and Highmark. In her new post, Geitner will work to elevate the company’s communications efforts, both internally with its over 1,500 employees and externally with its nearly 600,000 customers and the media. She also serves as Duquesne Light’s main corporate spokesperson and primary media contact.