West Wing Writers brings former partner Jeff Nussbaum back to the firm as a counselor. Nussbaum was most recently senior speechwriter and special assistant to President Biden. He also served on the campaign staff during President Obama’s 2008 presidential run, deputy communications director for former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, senior speechwriter during Al Gore’s 2000 campaign. In his new role at West Wing, Nussbaum will connect leaders and organizations with speechwriters and strategists who can help them develop their messages. “As so many of our firm’s clients and friends have witnessed, Jeff’s power is both in his pen and in his partnerships,” said West Wing Writers founding partner Paul Orzulak.
Zaxby's, a quick-service restaurant brand with more than 900 locations in 18 states, names Patrick Schwing chief marketing & strategy officer. Schwing joins Zaxby's from Inspire Brands, where he was Arby's chief marketing officer and president of its franchise association. He was previously a senior brand director at Procter & Gamble. At Zaxbys’s, Schwing will oversee marketing communications, loyalty, e-commerce, R&D, and media including digital and social. "Patrick's global brand experience, having worked for both top-tier CPG and QSR organizations, and his proven track record in effectively addressing consumers' needs through insights, new products and technology innovation, will serve Zaxby's extremely well.” Said Zaxby’s CEO Bernard Acoca.
Voltus, a distributed energy resource software platform, brings on J.B. Lowe as vice president and head of investor relations. Prior to joining Voltus, Lowe was head of U.S. renewable energy equity research at Citigroup. He previously worked as a research analyst at Bank of America and Cowen Inc. In his new role, Lowe will be responsible for Voltus’s investor relations strategy with a focus on continuing and building relationships with investors, analysts, rating agencies, regulators and other key stakeholders. Voltus chief financial officer Doug Perrygo said that the company will benefit greatly from Lowe’s “extensive experience in the energy and financial markets.”