The Libra Group hires Edelman and Wells Fargo vet Emily Teitelbaum as chief communications officer. Teitelbaum was most recently at Wells Fargo as vice president of public affairs communication. She was previously a vice president at Edelman Public Affairs. Before that, she served on the staff of US Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA). In her new post, she will lead all external and strategic communications across Libra Group, which has assets and operations across 50 countries.
Tierney promotes Tracey Santilli to president. Santilli has been with the IPG agency since 2002, most recently serving as chief growth officer. In 2018, she initiated the agency’s first strategic initiative committee focused on diversity and inclusion and is also a member of the IPG Women’s Leadership Network and the host of Tierney’s podcast, 29 Stories. “Tracey has been instrumental in helping drive the Tierney brand and business both inside and outside the organization,” said Tierney CEO Mary Stengel Austen. “In her new role, she will power innovation and integrated offerings for our clients and prospects.” Tierney has also promoted Catherine Mazurek from controller to chief financial officer.
French/West/Vaughan hires Cait Brauner as associate vice president. Brauner comes to FWV from Sovereign Brands Fine Wines & Spirits, where she was communications director, working closely with such brand ambassadors as Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, as well as managing internal communications for specialized luxury brands and restaurants. In her new post, she will support accounts in the entertainment, consumer lifestyle and pet/vet spaces. FWV has also brought on Eliza Irwin as an account coordinator.