Weber Shandwick promotes chief growth officer Susan Howe to president. Howe has been with the agency for over 25 years, previously holding such positions as chief collaboration officer and president, global consumer marketing. In her new position, she will work to deepen the strategic integration among the specialist brands within the agency’s eco-system and drive cross-functional collaboration. Howe will also continue to have oversight of all Weber Shandwick regions. “Her deep understanding of our network, our talent, our work and our expertise around the world is extraordinary – and incredibly important as we harness the global power of our agency to drive value for our clients and provide meaningful opportunity for our people,” said Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann.
Noom, a digital health platform focused on behavior change, hires Sean Foster as chief marketing officer. Foster comes to Noom from Coty, where he was senior vice president of global ecommerce. He was previously chief executive officer at Crowdtap, an influencer marketing platform, and dLife, a diabetes self-care and behavior change platform. In his new post, Foster will be responsible for elevating the Noom brand experience and will oversee Noom’s marketing programs and international expansion. “Sean is a seasoned brand and marketing leader whose breadth of experience across the consumer and health sectors will enable us to strategically grow Noom’s brand,” said Noom founder and CEO Saeju Jeong.
Kite Hill PR appoints Jason Keller as senior director of growth and digital strategy. Keller previously oversaw all strategic publisher & SSP partnerships at travel audience—the DSP arm of the Amadeus IT Group. He has also served as manager, strategic partnerships at independent trading desk Ve Global. IAt Kite Hill, Keller will lead the agency’s digital and earned media amplification offerings, which include organic and paid social, native content marketing, SEO and SEM, as well as working to expand those offerings. “Jason brings 15-plus years of experience on the agency, digital platform and in-house sides of online and performance marketing to help us broaden our services,” said Kite Hill CEO and founder Tiffany Guarnaccia.
Pecchia Communications brings on Vince Bevacqua, a former television news anchor, as senior consultant. Bevacqua was most recently corporate communications director for Compco Industries in Columbiana, OH. Previously, he was a vice president with Prodigal and operated his own boutique PR firm. Before his work in PR, Bevacqua spent 14 years in the television news business, including eight as anchor at WYTV Channel 33 in Youngstown. "Vince's arrival greatly expands the capabilities we offer our clients and gives us an excellent opportunity to accelerate our growth," said Pecchia Communications president Dan Pecchia.
Fandom, which bills itself as the world’s largest fan platform, appoints Rachelle Savoia vice president of communications, a newly created role at the company in the newly created role of vice president of communications. Savoia was most recently vice president of communications & marketing at Aerial Group. She was previously vice president of communications at WarnerMedia, and has also served as director, communications at Bravo and manager, corporate communications at Oxygen Media. At Fandom, Savoia will be responsible for developing and driving the platform’s external, internal and executive communications strategy. “She will help us share our powerful insights and story in the press and engage employees across all divisions,” said Fandom CMO Stephanie Fried.