Leslie Capstraw
Leslie Llewellyn Capstraw

Summit Strategy Group brings on Leslie Llewellyn Capstraw as its first COO. Capstraw spent three years as EVP & GM of Weber Shandwick’s Los Angeles office. She has also served as group director, brand marketing and Los Angeles office head at Ogilvy. Most recently, Capstraw was president/strategic advisor with online education firm Genius Produced. At Summit Strategy Group, she will work with founder and CEO Michael Law and the leadership team to optimize business operations, enhance client engagement, and recruit and retain world-class talent. “Leslie is a transformational leader with a proven track record developing high-performance teams that deliver stellar results for clients,” said Law.

Anna Kotis
Anna Kotis

imre hires Anna Kotis as president of imre Health. Kotis most recently served as managing director of Havas Health & You’s H4B Chelsea. Her previous posts include director, worldwide commercial development at Pfizer and senior product director at Forest Laboratories. She will report to imre partner Jeff Smokler. “As we look to the future and to how we can expand our service offerings and increase value to our client partners, we need a leader like Anna, who offers a 360-degree view of the marketplace and who deeply understands the emerging areas of connection between agency and client,” said Smokler.

Kate Adorno
Kate Corcoran Adorno

Actual Agency promotes Kate Corcoran Adorno to president. Adorno, who has been with the agency since 2018, was previously an EVP. Before joining Actual, she was a SVP at Access and a VP at Articulate Communications. She has experience leading client engagements, agency teams and business growth. “Kate is a true leader, mentor and professional who excels at delivering exceptional service to our clients. Kate is known for her strategic thinking, collaborative approach, and unique ability to make a client’s narrative come to life,” said Actual Agency CEO Michael Young.

Kelly Cushman,
Jen Kelley Young

CURA Strategies adds Kelly Cushman and Jen Kelley Young to its leadership team as SVPs. Cushman most recently served as SVP at ITG Brands. Before that, she was VP of advocacy and strategic alliances for PhRMA. Young was previously a senior director/SVP at APCO Worldwide and an EVP at Edelman. “With Jen and Kelly’s impressive experience, their history of delivering impactful results and the shared understanding we have for creating a culture where our team can win at work and succeed at life, I know that our goal of being the go-to communications and public affairs partner for health care changemakers is within reach,” said CURA Strategies founder Anne Woodbury.