FTI Consulting has appointed Thyago Mathias as a senior director and Adriana Prado as a director in its strategic communications segment. Mathias comes to FTI from Latin American-focused communications consultancy LLYC, where he was senior director for advocacy and strategic communications. He has also been an external relations advisor to the president of the legislative assembly of the state of Rio de Janeiro and a consultant to Brazilian higher education institution and think tank Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Prado was mostly recently a director at Brunswick Group, where she advised Brazilian and international companies as well as co-leading the firm’s cybersecurity, data protection and privacy offering in Brazil. She has also managed digital projects as an executive with Live Content, served as a social media analyst for FSB Comunicação, and worked as a reporter for ISTOÉ magazine and O Globo newspaper. Mathias and Prado will both be based in São Paulo.
RooneyPartners has promoted Lauren Cooper to managing director and Ahmet Reisli to director of creative services. Cooper manages the agency’s work for several of its digital clients and plays a central role in new business development. Before joining RooneyPartners in 2017, she was investigative content manager for food and health at Consumer Reports and previously held positions at Microsoft’s msnNOW.com and AOL Daily Finance.com. Reisli has been with the agency since 2015. He oversees such services as graphic design and branding, web development, SEO strategy and search marketing assignment in several industry verticals.
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SB One Bank has named Daisy Ortiz Berger vice president of marketing and Communications. She has previously served as a strategic marketing executive for the New York Region of Bank of America, director of credit card acquisitions for Citibank and digital marketing manager for Isuzu Finance of America. In her new position, she is responsible for the Bank’s overall marketing and communication strategy and supporting its growth in the region.
The Hispanic Public Relations Association-Los Angeles Chapter has named Stephen Chavez as its president for the third consecutive year. Chavez is the president and CEO of ChavezPR. Also appointed to HPRA-LA’s executive team are mitú director, account management/brand strategy Cynthia Zavala, who is vice president/president elect; Lagrant Communications account supervisor Elia Verduzco, who was named treasurer; and Beverly Hills Sports Council publicist Emily Reza, who is secretary. The organization also appointed its 2020 board of directors. HPRA-LA works to advance the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline.