FleishmanHillard UK brings on Tim Harding as an associate director in its international affairs unit. Harding comes to FH UK from the UK Department for International Trade. At DIT, he was a specialist in foreign trade, investment and economic development into the UK, with a focus on Asian markets. Before that, he served as economic section coordinator the Embassy of Japan in the UK. In his new post, Harding will be a key part of FleishmanHillard’s FDI campaigns for governments positioning themselves for greater trade and investment, overseas business expansion and international collaboration. “Tim’s counsel and campaign leadership will help clients communicate to business and political stakeholders as they pursue economic growth and address the future of globalization,” said FH UK senior partner and head of international affairs Michael Hartt.
Fenton Communications hires four new vice presidents. Ambar Mentor-Truppa, who will be based in Chicago, was most recently the first-ever vice president of communications at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, advancing legal and policy campaigns on fair workplaces, immigration, affordable housing, healthcare and criminal justice reform and leading the organization's rebrand effort. Katherine Brandon, based in D.C., comes to Fenton from global partnership Together for Girls, where she led communications and advocacy. Kimberly Davis-Wells, based in San Francisco, was previously the lead consultant for the City of Oakland Human Services Department. Tania Mercado, based in Los Angeles, was a vice president at SKDK, and served as press secretary for California attorney general Xavier Becerra as well as a press aide for Kamala Harris when she was California’s attorney general. “The addition of these new leaders strengthens our ability to serve our clients as they take on some of the most pressing social issues of our time,” said Fenton CEO Valarie De La Garza.
Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open source solutions, is promoting Leigh Day to senior vice president of marketing. In January, Day will succeed Tim Yeaton, who is retiring, as chief marketing officer of the company. Day, who joined Red Hat in 1999, currently leads Red Hat’s brand experience team. “Leigh is deeply respected for her work to build a strong Red Hat brand. I can’t imagine anyone more qualified to lead the next chapter in Red Hat Marketing, and I’m excited to see where she helps take us next,” said Red Hat president and CEO Paul Cormier.
Adsmovil, a minority-owned mobile advertising and digital media company, names Maria Twena as its first chief marketing officer. Twena comes to the compny from WelcomeTech, where she served as EVP, brand and marketing. She has also held senior marketing positions at 9thWonder and Entravision Communications, and was a senior vice president at McCann Worldgroup. “Maria is the thought leader we needed to help us navigate historic growth and evolution,” said Adsmovil CEO and founder Alberto Pardo. “As we evolve our product and service offerings and drive innovation, her acumen of both the Hispanic market and online marketing will be invaluable.”