Avenir Global has named Miranda Dini global healthcare lead. Dini has been managing partner for the company’s Axon Communications unit since 2012, overseeing a tripling in size of the operation. Before coming to Axon, she was managing director at Medicus International. Her new expanded role will involve spearheading cross-firm initiatives to further strengthen the global healthcare business across all the Avenir Global brands while continuing to lead AXON in Europe. “Miranda has a deep understanding of the expertise within our firm and a proven track record for driving growth and collaboration,” said Avenir Global international managing partner Ralph Sutton.
Wavemaker has appointed Kaya Heitman as head of marketing & communications U.S. Heitman comes to the agency from Daddi Brand Communications, where she served as senior vice president. She was previously vice president of communications at Horizon Media and associate director of communications, U.S. at DDB Worldwide. In her new position, Heitman will helm Wavemaker’s U.S. team responsible for employing external and internal communications, as well as marketing initiatives, to promote the brand’s story and facilitate its growth. She reports to Wavemaker U.S. CEO Amanda Richman.
Goodman Media International has named Brooke Calabrese, who worked at the company from 2014 to 2017, as senior counsel. The addition of Calabrese is intended to help the agency build its midwestern presence and support clients across the country. Before her first stint at GMI, she was at Time Inc., where she supported corporate communications and women’s lifestyle brands that included Cooking Light, Real Simple, Coastal Living, This Old House and Health. At GMI, Calabrese will work on a broad range of public relations activities, including corporate brand publicity campaigns, trade and editorial pitching, and thought leadership campaigns.