Hamilton Place Strategic brings on Kriston McIntosh as a managing director in its Washington, D.C., office. McIntosh was most recently managing director at the Hamilton Project, an economic policy center at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she served as senior vice president, alliances at Edelman. Earlier in her career, McIntosh held such government and policy positions as staff director of the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, senior policy advisor to Rep. John Lewis and press secretary to Rep. John Conyers. “Kriston's deep understanding of the public policy and communications challenges ahead will be an invaluable asset to our firm,” said HPS founding partner Tony Fratto.
Clarity names Alex Judd head of planning and insight, a newly created role. Most recently Judd was digital director at Grayling, running its global planning and management tool suite. He has also worked at Bluepost Digital, Fishburn and Red Consultancy. In his new position, Judd will oversee the implementation of measurement and insights across Clarity’s global footprint and support growth plans for 2021. Based in London, he will report to Clarity president, North America and AMEC board member Jon Meakin. Clarity has also recently brought on Kara Silverman as Managing Director, New York, as well as promoting Ruth Sarfaty to head of client services, and Rachel Gilley to president EMEA alongside her UK MD role.
GoFundMe has named Musa Tariq chief marketing officer. Before joining GoFundMe, Tariq was global head of marketing for Airbnb Experiences. He has also served as chief brand officer at Ford Motor Company and global marketing and communication director at Apple Retail, as well as holding executive marketing positions at Burberry and Nike. At GoFundMe, Tariq will lead the company’s marketing, brand, and communications functions, reporting to CEO Tim Cadogan. “With his deep understanding of global consumer markets and expertise in building communities online, Musa will be instrumental in helping us bring the positive power of GoFundMe to more people worldwide and find new and dynamic ways of telling the powerful stories of our community,” said Cadogan.