APCO Worldwide has added Brandon Neal and Preston Graham to its campaigns & advocacy team. Neal was previously the founder and CEO of Pylorus Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based political strategy firm. He was also a senior advisor to Pete Buttigieg and the Pete for America presidential campaign, and served as national political director at the Democratic National Committee, following his tenure as a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation in the Obama Administration. Grisham joins APCO from TechSC, where he was executive director, leading efforts to accelerate growth and innovation across South Carolina. He has also served as a senior manager of public policy communications for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). “Their expert insight and relationships will help guide clients, inside and outside of the Beltway, to successfully navigate obstacles and overcome challenges, particularly during an election year unlike any before,” said APCO Worldwide senior director and head of advocacy Dan Meyers.
Gavin, a York, PA-based branding and communications agency, has hired Kimberly Myers as director of public relations. Myers was previously a communications and media relations consultant for Dollinger Strategic Communications and LeBello Communications, working with clients in such industries as media and entertainment, market research, tourism, financial services and ecommerce. Her areas of expertise include domestic and international media relations, strategy and content development, executive communications, crisis communications and thought leadership. At Gavin, Myers will manage the public relations team, overseeing PR and communications campaigns.
Caliber Corporate Advisers has named Jacqueline Silva managing director. Silva comes to Caliber from Hume Brophy, where she was executive vice president, corporate communications. She previously founded and served as managing director at Silva Communications. Before entering financial PR, Silva was an investment banker. In her new position, she will focus on client and employee retention, talent acquisition and new business efforts and strategies alongside Caliber’s existing management team. Silva’s “entrepreneurial approach and ability to craft an impactful marketing strategy and media story will benefit our clients as well as the Caliber team at large.” said Caliber Corporate Advisers president. Grace Keith Rodriguez.