Brunswick Group has brought on Jonathan Burks as a partner in its Washington D.C. office, where he will focus on public affairs and political issues. Burks was previously the founder of JWB Advisors, an advisory firm providing advice and insights to clients on Washington policy making. Before founding JWB, he was chief of staff to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan from 2016 to 2019. Burks has also advised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on budget issues; held senior policy positions at the House Budget Committee, the Securities & Exchange Commission and the U.S. Treasury; and worked for president George W. Bush. “Jon has counseled many of the highest officials in government on topics ranging from financial services, to health care, to defense. I’m certain that our clients in these and other sectors will value his guidance and insights,” said Brunswick partner and office head George Little.
WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation, has named Rebecca Acevedo director of corporate communications. Acevedo comes to WSFS from Early Warning Services, where she managed B2B communications. She previously led communications for digital banking and Chase card services at J.P. Morgan Chase, and spent nearly 11 years building and overseeing external communications for TD Bank in the United States. Reporting to senior vice president and chief marketing officer Justin Dunn, Acevedo will lead corporate communications including public relations and social media.
DiGennaro Communications has named Maxine Winer president and chief operating officer. Winer was most recently senior partner and general manager of FleishmanHillard Chicago. Before that she was executive vice president and deputy general manager at Edelman’s Chicago office, where she led the reputation management practice. Winer has also led the corporate practice at MSL Chicago and was VP of marketing for the mortgage division of PNC Financial Services Group. At DiGennaro, Winer will oversee operations, talent, client service and business development. She will split her time between the agency’s NYC headquarters and Chicago, where she will work to establish a foothold for the agency.