Prosek Partners hires Jim David to head up its Washington office, which will be opening later this year. David joins the agency from Hamilton Place Strategies, where he most recently served as partner. Before that, he was a managing director at Kekst. “Jim brings the perfect combination of financial communications and regulatory expertise,” said Prosek managing partner Jen Prosek. “He also has the ‘grit, hustle and humanity’ attributes that perfectly align with our culture.”
Stanton Communications names agency president Lori Russo and vice president Emily Wenstrom to its board of directors. They also gain equity stakes in the firm. The move is part of a reconstituted ownership structure that includes key executives and moves away from sole ownership by agency founder Peter Stanton. Russo and Wenstrom will assume increased control of the future direction of the firm. The agency says the new structure will also enable others in the firm to secure equity as their tenure and rank in the agency expand. “My pride of ownership is instead now shared with others who have made huge contributions to the success of our company,” Stanton said.
Assemble promotes Kate Conway to partner and chief creative officer. Conway was previously creative director at the firm. Before joining Assemble, she was creative director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She has also worked at American Bridge 21st Century and Media Matters for America. “Kate is a proven leader who has led complex campaigns for organizations across politics, corporate and advocacy. At Assemble, she has built and led one of the most impressive creative operations in our space,” said Assemble CEO Mark Skidmore.