Avisa Partners names Noe Garcia partner in its DC office. Garcia joins Avisa from Signal Group, where he was a managing director. He has also served as CEO and president of the Border Trade Alliance. At Avisa, Garcis will help to oversee Avisa's international expansion into financial services advocacy and public affairs. "Noe's deep, bi-partisan Congressional and White House experience fits perfectly with our growth strategy," said said Avisa Partners U.S. chief executive officer, Eric Bovim, who led Signal Group from 2013 to 2019. "His expertise in global financial regulation and banking systems will complement our similar capability in our London office."
FTI Consulting promotes Elizabeth Adams, Rachel Chesley, Charlene MacDonald and Jeffrey Spittel to senior managing director posts in its strategic communications division. Based in FTI’s London office, Adams has been on the firm’s energy team since 2018, and previously led communications and external affairs at challenger utility UK Power Reserve. Chesley, who works out of FTI’s New York office, counsels clients as they prepare for, execute, and emerge from financial restructuring or reorganization. MacDonald, who was senior policy adviser to Democratic whip Steny Hoyer before coming to FTI, is focused on the healthcare & life sciences sector. Spittel, based in Houston, has served as managing director on FTI’s Energy, Power and Products practice since 2016.
Cynosure, which makes aesthetic treatment systems used by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other medical practitioners, appoints Katie Cheng as chief marketing officer. Cheng comes to Cynosure from luxury audio company Bowers & Wilkins, where she also held the CMO spot. She has also served as vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America and group brand director at Johnson & Johnson. "Her global experience in transforming businesses, accelerating category growth, and pioneering new platform innovations will help Cynosure and our customers expand our market, gain market share, and delight consumers," said Cynosure CEO Todd Tillemans.