Choice Hotels International hires Noha Abdalla as chief marketing officer. Abdalla was most recently CMO at MyEyeDr., an optical company with more than 800 locations. She was previously global vice president, digital and content marketing at Hilton and has also served as VP, digital brand strategy and social media at Capital One. At Choice, Abdalla will lead the company's marketing, advertising, communications and brand-building functions. "Noha is an experienced leader with a successful track record of taking world-class brands to the next level,” said Choice president and CEO Patrick Pacious. “We're confident she is the best person to keep Choice's finger on the pulse of evolving consumer preferences while driving loyalty and innovation to support our diverse portfolio of brands."
KP Public Affairs adds Amilia Glikman to its advocacy team to represent agency clients on environmental regulatory, legislative and policy issues. Glikman was most recently deputy legislative counsel for the State of California. She specializes in issues related to hazardous wastes, substances and materials, and has broad experience related to greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, climate change, solid waste, the California Environmental Quality Act and state legislative and regulatory processes. “Amilia is a highly skilled professional with a strong expertise in environmental issues. Her experience in the legal, legislative, and regulatory environments will be of tremendous value to KP clients,” said KP Public Affairs managing partner Mike Burns.
BitSight, a cybersecurity ratings company, appoints Catherine Harrell as chief marketing officer. Harrell was most recently CMO at Brightly, a SaaS provider of asset and maintenance management software. She has also held executive marketing positions at PrecisionLender, Citrix and Intuit. At BitSight, she will work to drive strategy and execution across all of the company's marketing functions and teams. "Catherine brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a proven track record of results, and will help shape the company as we continue our accelerated growth," said BitSight CEO Stephen Harvey.