Finsbury Glover Hering hires Karla Thieman as a partner in the government relations division of the firm’s Washington, DC office. Thieman comes to FGH from the Russell Group, where she advised a variety of clients on strategy and policy. She worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama administration, serving as chief of staff to both agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack and deputy secretary Krysta Harden. At FGH, she will be part of the agency’s food and agriculture team. "Her deep experience in policy and politics adds to the existing strength of our growing food and agriculture team and will support our clients in navigating increasingly complex communications, policy and regulatory challenges,” said FGH partner and global head of food Grant Leslie.
Prosek Partners brings on Daniel Allocca as a managing director. Allocca was previously global head of brand and digital for TIAA, Nuveen and TIAA Bank. Before that, he served as head of digital transformation and strategic initiatives at investment management firm PIMCO. In his new post, Allocca will work with Prosek clients on strategic branding, content and digital marketing. "Daniel’s combination of deep financial acumen and top-notch marketing, brand and digital experience will help us continue to grow our very unique offering,” said Prosek founder and managing partner Jennifer Prosek.
Epic Records promotes Richard Foster to vice president, marketing. Foster has been with the label since 2019, most recently serving as senior director of marketing. Before joining Epic, he was digital marketing director at Warner Music Group. In his new position, Foster will be responsible for all digital marketing initiatives including podcasts, website design and data analysis, in addition to managing marketing budgets and liaising with the creative team. “Rich’s limitless creativity and understanding of both the artist and fan perspective were an immediate standout when he joined the company,” said Epic executive VP and head of marketing Dave Bell.
Coravin, a global wine technology company, appoints Leena Jain as chief marketing officer. Jain comes to Coravin from ergonomic furniture producer Humanscale, where she was also CMO. She previously held executive marketing positioning for several brands in the L’Oréal portfolio. In her new role, Jain is tasked with building a commercial strategy to deepen the Coravin brand's market penetration and bring its products to a broader audience across its direct-to-consumer, omnichannel retail and B2B businesses. Coravin sells its wine preservation systems in more than 60 countries at such retailers as Bloomingdale's and Williams Sonoma. “Leena brings an impressive marketing background with a track record of driving fast growth," said Coravin CEO Christopher Ladd.