Cornerstone Government Affairs adds Karyn Richman and Matt Schnappauf to its federal government relations team. Richman joins the firm from the House Committee on Appropriations, where for the last four years, she served as a professional staff member. She previously led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Washington office as the acting director and deputy director and served as branch chief for science and regulatory affairs within the Office of Budget at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Schnappauf most recently served as the director, US Navy Liaison Office to the US House of Representatives and Department of the Navy's deputy chief of legislative affairs. His initial congressional experience was as a legislative liaison to the US Senate. "Both have significant capabilities, excellent bipartisan reputations and broad and diverse networks of relationships," said Cornerstone president and managing director Geoff Gonella.
Beehive Strategic Communication promotes Nicki Gibbs to chief strategy officer. Gibbs, who has been with the agency since 2005, was previously executive vice president of strategy. In her new role, she will lead strategy across Beehive's client portfolio, in addition to leading the brand for the agency and serving as a member of the executive leadership team. "Her ability to connect macrotrends to market shifts and new opportunities moves businesses forward and elevates our team and clients," said Beehive CEO Lisa Hannum.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Grant Toups as its first global chief technology officer. Toups was most recently managing partner and division president at ICF Next. Prior to ICF Next, he led PulsePoint Group as its managing partner and president, joining the firm at its founding. In his new role, Toups will advance H+K's end-to-end technology and intelligence strategy, building the firm's ecosystem of technology-based offerings and improving the use of data science and analytics. "He is a recognized leader in CommTech who has focused extensively on digital transformation and change management, which is an ideal fit for the growth we are experiencing now," said H+K global chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva.
Enterprise software company MadHive brings on Jeff Fagel as chief marketing officer. Fagel was most recently chief marketing officer at Epsilon. He previously held the CMO spot at Eyeview. At MadHive, Fagel will lead the company's marketing strategy with a focus on growing the marketing team, deepening customer relationships and continuing to strengthen its leadership position in the digital TV advertising space. "We're excited to add a leader like Jeff, who has deep marketing technology and client-side experience to extend the leadership position of MadHive's end-to-end digital TV platform for broadcasters and brands," said MadHive CEO Adam Helfgott.