Glen Echo Group hires Andrea O’Neal as a director. O’Neal comes to the agency from the National Geographic Society, where she was senior manager, communications. She previously worked in Burston Cohn & Wolfe’s public affairs & crisis practice, where she worked with technology-focused clients and specialized in reputation management. Glen Echo has also brought on Joey Battley and Katelin Murray as associates. “Their expertise will help our clients and partners tell the stories of technology and innovation at the most important juncture for the digital economy,” said agency founder and CEO Maura Corbett.
Mason promotes Derek Beere to vice president and director. Beere, who has been with the agency since 2002, will remain in his current role as director of public relations and continue to manage the agency’s social media practice. In his new post, he will play an increasing role in the recruitment and management of agency clients, including new business development, strategic planning, campaign design and program implementation. “Derek has been instrumental in helping Mason achieve growth as well as solid client retention,” said Mason president Fran Onofrio.
CAIS, alternative investment platform, brings on Abby Salameh as CMO. Salameh was most recently CMO at Hightower Advisors. She has also served as CMO for TD Ameritrade Institutional Services and was part of the founding team of Investment News. Based in the New York office, Salameh will report to CAIS founder and CEO Matt Brown, and join the executive committee. “Her deep expertise in the wealth management industry, and shared passion for democratizing alternative investments, will be integral to driving our business forward,” said Brown.
QDOBA Mexican restaurant chain promotes Karin Silk to CMO. Silk joined the company as vice president of menu and off-premises in 2018. She was previously senior vice president of marketing at Rubio’s Restaurants and senior marketing manager at PepsiCo – Quaker Foods. In her new position, Silk will oversee QDOBA's strategic marketing and digital initiatives, in addition to continuing her leadership of the menu and off-premises sectors of the business. "Without a doubt, the innovative programs Karin spearheaded during her time with QDOBA made this well-deserved promotion an easy decision," said QDOBA chief executive officer Keith Guilbault.