|Chris Myers, Chad Horrell|
DCI Group selects Chris Myers and Chad Horrell to serve as co-chairs of its new bipartisan state and local practice group. Myers, who has been with DCI since 2005, advises clients on public affairs and government relations strategies. Before joining DCI, he was executive director of the Progress for America 527, deputy national political director for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign and senior press aide to the Senate Republican Conference and chairman Rick Santorum. Horrell manages DCI’s multi-faceted issue advocacy campaigns focused on federal and state legislative affairs. He also worked on the successful election of Tim Kaine as governor in Virginia. “As we begin to reimagine our next 25 years, we will continue to prioritize and reshape our company to most effectively serve the evolving needs of our clients at the federal, state, and local levels. Announcing Chris and Chad as our bipartisan co-chairs is the first step in that direction,” said DCI Group co-founder and CEO Doug Goodyear.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Ali Marmaduke as creative strategist. Based in Amsterdam, Marmaduke will work with teams across Continental Europe and be part of the global network of creative, content, media, data and digital specialists. He previously worked as a planner and brand strategist at advertising and design agencies including Havas Lemz, Isobar and DesignBridge. "With his deep experience and wide industry recognition, Ali will add new perspective to H+K's creativity agenda in the region and help clients meet the challenges of complex issues and assignments in bold and innovative ways,” said H+K SVP Continental Europe Melanie Faithfull Kent. Marmaduke’s hire follows the creation of the agency’s Amsterdam Innovation + Creative hub.
Antenna Group, a PR and digital marketing agency specializing in cleantech, mobility, real estate, health and emerging B2B technology, appoints Katelyn Davis as director of mobility. Davis will be the first Antenna member based in Detroit. She was previously director, automotive & mobility at Lambert. At Antenna, Davis will provide strategic counsel across the agency’s mobility client portfolio and support business development and client networking initiatives. “Katelyn brings an exciting mix of automotive marketing and public policy experience to the Antenna team, as well as a fantastic network of industry relationships,” said Antenna CEO Keith Zakheim.
Dunn Pellier Media promotes Shea Gorden from publicist to director of public relations. Gorden has been with the agency since 2017. In her new role, she will focus on leading the culture, training, and development of the agency’s workforce. She will also continue to consult with clients and guide Dunn Pellier’s account services team. “Shea has kept some of our longest-running clients happy and satisfied with her results-oriented campaigns,” said Dunn Pellier CEO and founder Nicole Dunn. “Her individual commitment to a collaborative group effort to strengthen our public relations teams and systems enabled us to work together with the common vision of company growth.”