Lambert hires Julia Ward as a managing director. Ward joints Lambert from First Horizon Corporation, where she served as senior vice president of investor relations. She was previously VP and senior investor relations officer at Zions Bancorporation. In her new role, Ward will work to drive strategy, growth and account management initiatives for the financial services division within Lambert's capital markets group. "Julia's expertise and relationships in the financial services industry are critical to developing and executing strategies that differentiate our fintech, banking, and payment services clients from the competition to create long-term shareholder value," said Lambert's chief strategy officer Mike Houston.
Hager Sharp brings on Erik Robelen as VP in its education, labor and economy practice. Robelen was most recently deputy director of the Education Writers Association. Before that, he was assistant managing editor at Education Week. "Erik will bring a valuable perspective to our client service, having both worked in a newsroom on breaking news and enterprise reporting and also, while at EWA, working collaboratively with journalists as they reported on critical issues facing schools, parents, and the country," said Hager Sharp executive vice president Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, who heads up the ELE practice.
Assembly, a Stagwell agency, brings on Gaby Sethi as global head of impact. Sethi most recently headed the OVO Foundation, OVO Energy's philanthropic arm. She has also held research and communications positions at the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Oxfam. In her new post, Sethi will be charged with strengthening Assembly's social and environmental impact proposition and leading a comprehensive global strategy to deliver meaningful and measurable impact, with a key initiative being the agency's achievement of B Corp certification. "Gaby will help us more clearly define and evolve our ways of working to ensure we can meet our goals, while keeping purpose at the core of our progressive company," said Assembly global CEO James Townsend.
Spotter, which pays YouTube creators for the right to monetize the video content they produce, signs up Galvea Kelly as chief marketing officer. Kelly has served in executive marketing posts at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Revlon, Chobani and L'Oreal. She was most recently CMO at Collective, an online platform that provides back-office services for self-employed people. At Spotter, Kelly is tasked with driving growth and engagement for the platform across the creator community, as well as leading its marketing and advertising initiatives. "Galvea has demonstrated exceptional leadership and an outstanding track record of building and scaling some of the world's most recognizable brands and communities globally," Spotter CEO and founder Aaron DeBevoise told Variety.
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