Nickerson has hired Allison Rosen to lead its PR and communications team in New York. Rosen most recently was director, PR and community engagement for The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, a cultural hub based on New York's Upper West Side. She was previously director of communications for New Jersey Realtors, and has also served as a founding member on the steering committee for the Jewish Climate Coalition. As associate director, PR and communications at Nickerson, Rosen will handle communications efforts for Nickerson clients New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, as well as chairing the diversity, equity & inclusion committee. “With 13 years of experience in brand positioning and PR for real estate and community-focused organizations and initiatives, including crisis management, Allison will provide strong leadership for our New York team and client-partners,” said Lisa Nickerson.
Baker Public Relations names Kristin Wenger senior account director of the agency’s Pittsburgh office. For the last 20 years, Kristin was employed by VisitPITTSBURGH, most recently serving as marketing and communications director. At Baker, Wenger will be responsible for growing and overseeing a diverse portfolio of clients in such sectors as healthcare, food and beverage, nonprofit and hospitality. She will develop and manage client strategy and execute all tactics, including media relations, influencer marketing, event management and social media. Baker Public Relations founder and CEO Megan Baker said that Wenger “brings a wealth of knowledge from the Pittsburgh hospitality industry, as well as solid relationships within the local media landscape. Her experience and passion for Pittsburgh is truly remarkable.”
Fair, a multilingual neobank and financial services platform, appoints Toni Harrison chief marketing officer, as the company prepares to launch. Harrison was the founder of Etched Communication, which was the public relations and crisis management practice for Chicago-based marketing and advertising agency Ten35. She was previously a vice president at Burrell Communications and is on the board of directors for PRSA Houston. "Fintech is a powerful tool that must be utilized to fuel positive social change, which is why we started Fair," Fair founder and CEO Khalid Parekh said. "Toni is the fearless leader to take on this challenge because she has the unconventional wisdom and dynamic thinking to launch Fair in the marketplace and change the industry for the better."