Hager Sharp appoints Katherine Nicol to lead its health practice as executive vice president. Nicol was previously a senior vice president at the firm. She has led numerous health client engagements and national campaigns, and has contributed strategic counsel and communications leadership to efforts around health topics including ALS, cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic lung disease. “Katherine has led with integrity and conviction, and her success with the company reflects her client and team leadership, her many achievements leading public health campaigns on many of the most challenging public health issues of the past two decades, and her commitment to our founder’s legacy of communications for the public good,” said Hager Sharp president and CEO Jennifer Wayman.
Dukas Linden Public Relations promotes Shaina Tavares to senior vice president. Tavares joined DLPR in 2016 as an account supervisor and most recently served as vice president. She manages and services some of DLPR’s largest clients, including Cathie Wood’s ARK-Invest, and has been instrumental in the agency’s growth. Before coming to DLPR, Tavares was an account supervisor at Edelman, and she previously served as an account coordinator at Schneider Associates.
Hart, which has offices in Toledo and Columbus, OH, promotes Marc Paulenich to president. Paulenich previously served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of strategy. He succeeds Mike Hart, who has been Hart’s president and CEO since 1993. Hart will continue to serve as CEO of the agency. As president, Paulenich will lead growth and advancement of service offerings that mirror a new agency vision and prioritize data-driven marketing, integrated marketing and creative excellence. “Since his first day at Hart in 2002, Marc has had an unrelenting focus on strategy, consumer insights and analytics, as well as the utmost dedication to our clients,” said Hart.