|Matthew Della Croce|
Allison+Partners purchases Sommerfield Communications, a New York-based boutique corporate communications firm. Sommerfield Communications founder and president Frank Sommerfield will now serve as a managing director at Allison+Partners and will focus on growing the agency’s financial services offerings and ESG communications capabilities. Allison+Partners global president of worldwide client services Matthew Della Croce said adding Sommerfield and his team enhances Allison+Partners corporate capabilities. “Frank and his team’s experience, coupled with their proven entrepreneurial success, will help us maximize opportunities for our clients to successfully transform and grow,” said Della Croce.
Finn Partners managing partner, global health Gil Bashe takes co-chair spot at the International WELL Building Institute’s IWBI Health Equity Advisory. The advisory’s mission is to identify opportunities to make healthy places available and accessible to all individuals, no matter their identity, location, background or level of ability. It will recommend key metrics and indicators for measuring and evaluating progress; identify considerations for promoting health equity at the organizational level; and provide expertise on the localization of strategies across regions and sectors. “People are worried about returning to workplaces,” Bashe told O’Dwyer’s. “If not this pandemic, then the next is a concern for millions. This mobilization of the International WELL Building Institute is a mobilization to address these health priorities.”
Frank Coleman Strategies, a consulting firm focusing on public affairs, media relations, and reputation and event management, has been launched by Frank Coleman, who was previously senior advisor to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Before joining DISCUS as a senior vice president in 2001, Coleman was vice president at the US Chamber of Commerce.