MacDougall Advisors (formerly MacDougall Biomedical Communications) has named Lisa Parks, Carl Cummings and Karen Sharma managing partners. Sharma leads the firm’s corporate communications and media relations practice. Cummings, who has been with MacDougall for over a decade, established its creative and digital practice. Parks serves as the firm general counsel, and has led the company’s efforts to redefine the employee experience, foster an exceptional culture and increase employee engagement and retention. They join current managing partners Kari Watson and Doug MacDougall. “Lisa, Carl and Karen have each played a major role in strengthening our firm, developing our team, growing our client base and ensuring we have fun while working hard,” said Watson.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has brought on Guillermo Martín as director for Spain. Martín was previously part of the cabinet of Spain’s secretary of state for Tourism and is a member of the board of directors of Spanish hotel chain Paradores. He has also served as a senior public affairs consultant at LLYC. In his new post, he is tasked consolidating H+K’s development in Spain, with a focus on the challenges the country faces in the wake of COVID-19. "The expansion of our public affairs division has accelerated since the beginning of the pandemic, so we are pleased to welcome Guillermo who will strengthen our senior capacity in the Madrid office," said H+K Spain CEO Joan Ramon Vilamitjana.
Executive search and leadership consulting firm Raines International has named Lisa Mann managing director and chief marketing officer. Mann has served as president of the global nutrition group at PepsiCo and executive vp and chief marketing officer at snack company KIND. She also serves on the board of SunFed Ranch, and is a strategic advisor for Rethink Foods, EVRYTHNG (an internet-of-things company) and Tufts University’s Marketing Council. Mann will lead Raines' consumer practice, which includes consumer packaged goods, retail and eCommerce/direct-to-consumer. “Her experience is unparalleled, and her vision and track record for building businesses is inspiring,” said Raines CEO Dan Smith.