KemperLesnik hires Gretchen Muller as a senior VP in the firm’s PR unit. Muller joins KemperLesnik from Taylor Johnson PR, where she most recently served as VP, working with national and regional commercial real estate developers, investors, builders, architects and brokers. She previously led her own PR consultancy, which handled not-for-profits and consumer product, healthcare and architecture clients. “Her abilities as a PR strategist, her history of proven results and her can-do attitude will serve our clients and teams well,” said KemperLesnik CEO Steve Skinner.
BAE Systems names Leah Boley VP of communications in its intelligence and security sector. Boley comes to BAE from Northrop Grumman where she most recently served as head of communications for its aeronautics systems sector. She is also a U.S. Navy veteran, and led public affairs for its Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. At BAE, Boley will oversee all of the sector’s communications activities, including internal communications, external communications, media relations, digital engagement, crisis communications, marketing, and community investment. “Leah’s leadership, strategic mindset, and depth of experience in our industry will be a tremendous asset to our marketing and communications efforts,” said BAE intelligence and security sector president Al Whitmore.
Brunswick Group appoints Iris Sibanda to serve as head of its Johannesburg office, effective Sept. 1. Sibanda has been with Brunswick since 2009 and is a currently a partner. She was previously an analyst at Global Credit Ratings, which focuses on pan-African markets. At Brunswick, Sibanda advises clients on issues including complex M&A, crises and media relations. “She has deep experience across sectors and practice groups and has led the firm’s DEI efforts in the region,” said Brunswick Group CEO Neal Wolin. Sibanda succeeds Marina Bidoli, who will relocate to Brunswick’s Milan office.