Crosby Marketing Communications has brought on Julia Krahe as a senior vice president in its Washington, D.C., office. Krahe joins Crosby from Edelman, where she was also a senior vice president, leading teams to create awareness campaigns, outreach programs and digital destinations for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Energy and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She previously served as communications director for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Congressman David Wu, and the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. At Crosby, Krahe will lead integrated marketing teams to develop national campaigns for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other prominent federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Murphy O’Brien has hired Michael Altneu as vice president of real estate. Altneu comes to the firm from creative and branding agency DBOX, where he was West Coast director and senior associate. He was previously director of sales and marketing at Oceanside Plaza in Los Angeles, one of the largest mixed-use developments on the West Coast. Before that, he was senior vice president of marketing at Douglas Elliman. At Murphy O’Brien, Altneu will lead communications strategy for the agency’s roster of real estate clients, overseeing public relations and social media marketing campaigns for high-profile luxury residential developments, Class A and B multifamily projects, mixed-use projects and residential resort properties.
Health Unlimited has promoted Clare Peck to managing director. Peck has been with the agency since 2009, most recently serving as head of medical education. In her new post, she will oversee operations, advance business performance and provide strategic leadership for the agency. She also joins the board of the Communications Division, one of four divisions within parent company, Unlimited Group, with Health Unlimited sitting alongside sister agencies Nelson Bostock Unlimited and Fever Unlimited. She will report to Communications Division CEO Nick Clark.