Crosscut Strategies hires Alissa Brenner as a senior VP. Brenner spent 13 years at Glover Park Group (now FGS Global), where she was most recently managing director, health. She has also held media relations posts at the American Psychiatric Association and NARAL Pro-Choice America. Crosscut has also brought on Alex Bradley, who was previously a speechwriter to PA Attorney General (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Josh Shapiro, as strategic communications manager, and Jena Crable has joined the firm as director of operations.
Argyle hires Megan Gabriel as senior VP on its U.S. leadership team and names Andrew Blanchette, director of data intelligence. Gabriel was previously senior VP of the crisis practice at LEVICK. At Argyle, she counsels organizations on sensitive matters related to corporate transformation, regulatory scrutiny and enforcement, litigation, workplace culture, and internal organizational issues. Blanchette previously was director of social intelligence at NATIONAL Public Relations. He has also worked in the crisis and reputation risk practice at Edelman.
Advisor Circle, a product and content studio for the financial services industry, names Nyle Bayer chief marketing officer. Bayer was most recently CMO at Onramp Invest. He also worked as a financial advisor for eight years. In his new post, Bayer will oversee the expansion of the Advisor Circle community, in-person and digitally, including the Future Proof Festival, a four-day event that will be held September 11-14, 2022, in Huntington Beach, CA. “Nyle is a force, it’s not often you see a savvy growth-minded marketer in our industry who has experience as a financial advisor and has been the CMO of an asset management company as well as a fintech company,” said Advisor Circle CEO Matt Middleton.
Ghidotti names Angela Rachels media relations manager. Rachels comes to the agency from KATV, the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Little Rock, where she most recently served as assignment manager. At Ghidotti, she will oversee media outreach and communications on behalf of agency clients. “Angela’s professionalism shines through in every engagement and that’s especially important in today’s environment where trust, reputation and integrity are what set companies apart from their competitors,” Ghidotti CEO Natalie Ghidotti said.