FTI Consulting appoints senior managing director Myron Marlin head of crisis and litigation communications for the Americas in its strategic communications segment. Before joining FTI in 2014, Marlin was communications director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also served as chief spokesman and director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, and has been a senior vice president at APCO Worldwide. In his new role, Marlin will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts providing communications counsel to clients as they prepare for and manage complex crises involving litigation, regulatory, operational, political and reputational risk. “Having served in leading communications roles at the SEC and DOJ—and subsequently counseling myriad corporate clients facing crises, litigation and government investigations—Myron's leadership atop this core practice area will be a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients,” said FTI America's head of strategic communications Brian Kenney.
Boston Globe Media names Peggy Byrd chief marketing officer. Byrd previously launched and ran her own consultancy practice, Byrdsnest Consulting. Before that, she served as senior vice president, multicultural strategy at iHeartMedia and Entertainment, where she managed brand partnerships for syndicated audio/digital shows such as “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and “The Breakfast Club.” She has also led public service media partnerships at The Advertising Council. In her new post, Byrd will lead the marketing, audience engagement, and customer service functions for all of Boston Globe Media Partners and will spearhead the design and execution of key initiatives to strengthen the organization’s family of brands. “She has a clear vision for the future of marketing services and her passion and depth of experience in media will guide our strategy and reflect the direction of our organization’s growth as we continue to expand, transform and optimize our business,” said Boston Globe Media managing director Linda Henry.
Clyde Group has promoted senior vice president Anthony LaFauce and vice president Matt House to the role of principal. Before joining Clyde Group in January 2019, LaFauce was vice president of the digital communications group at Porter Novelli. House was previously communications director for Senator Charles Schumer and has served as regional media director for the Democratic Policy and Communications Center. “Anthony has built our digital and paid media practices from the ground up,” said Clyde Group founding partner Alex Slater. “Matt has sharpened our crisis communications and media relations efforts across the firm, brokering partnerships between clients like Ipsos and media partners like Axios.” The agency has also promoted senior director Geoff Vetter to vice president, public affairs.