Asher Levine has been named principal and managing director of crisis communications firm Red Banyan.
Levine joins the consulting firm from Miami-based marketing and corporate communications agency JeffreyGroup, where he was managing director. He was previously a journalist with Thomson Reuters, which he joined in 2011 and served as a correspondent in São Paulo, covering corporate and political news in Latin America. Earlier in his career he held stints at Omnicom property Interbrand and ABC News, both in New York.
Levine will be responsible for oversight of all client accounts and staff and will also serve on the agency’s executive committee. He’ll be based in the agency’s Washington, D.C. office.
Red Banyan, which was founded in 2010, focuses on crisis communications, corporate public relations, government relations and legal PR. The agency maintains offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.