Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Judy Stecker as senior vice president, U.S. healthcare media and public affairs lead. Stecker was most recently deputy chief of staff for operations and strategy at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. At HHS, Stecker was the lead executive for all COVID-19 and Operation Warp Speed external outreach. She was previously executive director of media relations and strategic marketing at the American Enterprise Institute. "With her respected experience in both the public and private sectors, she brings a unique level of strategic expertise to our clients," said H+K Strategies U.S. head of healthcare Mary Jane Walker.
Brightspeed, which provides broadband and telecommunications services, appoints Courtland Madock as chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Madock most recently served as vice president of marketing at UScellular, responsible for device and product management and operations, product strategy, lifecycle management, digital marketing, and customer experience programs. She began her career as an economist at the US Department of Labor. In her new post, Madock is responsible for all marketing and sales operations, including brand identity, product development, customer engagement, distribution strategy and digital experience.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau, the insurance industry's association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, hires Chris Stroisch as vice president, public affairs and communications. Stroisch comes to NICB from CNA Insurance, where he was director, external communications and corporate social responsibility. Before that, he served as public relations manager at Country Financial. "Chris has a wealth of experience within the industry, and because of that background, he's seen and dealt with first-hand many of the issues impacting insurers and policyholders," said NICB President and CEO David Glawe.