Clyde Group tabs Lisa Josephy to lead its healthcare practice and brings on Dominic Hawkins as VP president. Josephy joins the agency from GCI Health, where she served as group vice president, leading campaigns for companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Amgen, Celgene, and AbbVie. She was previously a senior vice president at Spectrum, group senior vice president at Marina Maher Communications, and a vice president at Edelman. Prior to her career in communications, Josephy was a healthcare policy consultant working with the federal government. Hawkins joins Clyde Group from Deloitte, where he led external communications for the company’s priority regions and advised executive visibility on topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion, life sciences, and healthcare. “I have no doubt that Lisa and Dominic will exceed our clients’ unique needs and become trusted partners in their strategic communications,” said Clyde Group partner and managing director Aubrey Quinn.
Kellen hires Diana Gardner as VP, marketing and communications. Gardner was previously VP of client development at IPM Advancement. At Kellen, she will help lead the firm’s communications practice for its healthcare vertical, leveraging her background supporting organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Autism Speaks, San Francisco Aids Foundation, ASTM, U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce.
Vans appoints Kristin Harrer as global chief marketing officer. Harrer comes to Vans from Dollar Shave Club, where she was CMO. She has also held executive marketing positions at Samsung, Nike and Wieden + Kennedy. At Vans, Kristin will lead the company’s global marketing and creative teams, with a focus on empowering creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture. “In addition to being an outstanding leader with a proven track record at other global brands, Kristin is a passionate and true brand expert in digital and direct to consumer experiences,” said Vans global brand president Doug Palladini.
History Factory recruits Jill Clancy as business development director. Clancy comes to History Factory from Dale Carnegie Training, where she was client experience specialist. She was previously business development manager at Second City Works, the B2B professional services arm of the Second City comedy theater. She will collaborate with the History Factory team to spearhead development of clients in a broad spectrum of sectors. “Jill’s track record working with large enterprises to implement both traditional and highly creative learning and development solutions brings a new perspective that will serve our clients and future clients well,” said History Factory president Jason Dressel.