Inkhouse has promoted Alison Morra to chief operating officer and Ed Harrison to general manager of its Boston office. Morra has been with the agency since 2013, most recently serving as managing director, east coast. Before joining Inkhouse, she was a VP at Solomon McCown & Co. In her new role, Morra will oversee agency operations across all four of its offices in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. She will also implement and scale processes related to hiring, staffing, budgeting, training programs, lead agency-wide initiatives and ensure quality of client work. Harrison came to Inkhouse in 2016 as a senior VP, and has also served as an executive VP and assistant general manager of the Boston office. He was previously a managing partner at fama PR. As GM, he will oversee business development and staffing account teams while providing strategic support for many of the firm’s tech clients.
Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Lee Gatchel to VP, experience design. Gatchel previously served as digital creative director. Since joining Crosby in 2012, Gatchel has created web and digital marketing work for clients including Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Defense. In his expanded role, he will work with clients on digital strategy, while spurring collaboration among the firm’s information architects, UX designers, content creators and developers who are building websites, mobile apps, and immersive digital experiences. “Lee brings a user-first perspective and the perfect blend of creative and analytical thinking to lead the design of large-scale digital transformation programs our clients are increasingly turning to us for,” said Crosby president and CEO Raymond Crosby.
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Evoke KYNE has promoted Sarah Cooper Welty to senior VP. Welty was previously VP, PR & influence, at the firm. In her new post, she will continue to oversee key client engagements in neuroscience and immuno-oncology, issues management and corporate reputation, reporting to EVP, managing director Stephanie DeViteri. “Sarah is a strong, strategic communications leader who inspires teams and wows clients with her passion, smarts and attention to the details,” said DeViteri. The agency has also promoted Lauren Ellert and Karen Urban to vice president. Both Ellert and Urban were previously account directors at the firm.